Premium Stamps Benefit Wildlife Protection for Tigers, Turtles, Elephants and More
Americans may purchase a wildlife postage stamp that benefits international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which features an illustration of a tiger cub, directly support efforts to save beloved species like rhinos, elephants, tigers, turtles, and great apes - at no cost to American taxpayers.
"The Save Vanishing Species stamp represents a unique opportunity for all Americans to help conserve the world's most iconic species," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner, Dana Brown President and CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo. "Buying this stamp is a small but meaningful investment in our worldwide conservation efforts and I encourage all of our Saint Louis Zoo visitors to take that important step."
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The Save Vanishing Species stamps directly provide funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve tigers, rhinos, great apes, marine turtles, African elephants and Asian elephants. The stamp was created through federal legislation which was signed into law in September 2010. Passage of the law was spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and was supported by the 33 organizations of the Multinational Species Coalition, including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
"This stamp marks the fourth semipostal issued by the Postal Service. These types of stamps provide an extremely convenient way for the American public to contribute to help protect threatened and vanishing species," said Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman. "We look forward to working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Multinational Species Coalition to make this stamp a resounding success."
"The stamp provides a unique opportunity for the American public to work with the federal government to contribute to saving some of our most beloved threatened species," said Herb Raffaele, Chief of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of International Conservation. "A commitment to the stamp will demonstrate that Americans really care about wildlife conservation abroad."