The Save Vanishing Species stamp is a new semipostal stamp designed to raise money to help protect endangered wildlife, including tigers, rhinos and marine turtles. The Amur tiger cub stamp is now on sale for a premium above the normal first-class rate and is available at all post offices in the U.S.
Why is this stamp so important?
The stamp is important to WWF because all proceeds raised from the premium will go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which support efforts to protect wild populations of tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and marine turtles.
How was the stamp created?
The stamp was created by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, and it could generate millions of dollars for international wildlife conservation. WWF proposed the original idea in 2000 and played a major role in securing approval of the stamp.
“This is an easy way for individuals to use their purchasing power to help save vanishing species every time they mail a letter. By purchasing these stamps, anyone can play a direct role in protecting some of our most iconic and endangered wildlife.”
-Ginette Hemley, WWF’s senior vice president of conservation strategy and science
Read more and order yours online: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/tigers/stamp.html