The Save Vanishing Species stampis 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
Imagine becoming a member of WWF and not receiving any paper mail--now you can, with WWF's new Paperless Membership! Simply join as a monthly Paperless Member and we won't send you any paper mail as long as you continue to be an active monthly donor, and unless required by law or at your request. Check out all the benefits of going paperless.
Tomorrow is the last day you can vote for your favorite photosof WWF's "Life Grows On" photo contest. Your votes will decide who wins the classic polar bear photo adventure provided by Natural Habitat Adventures.
Check out the top 50 photo contest submissionsand select your favorite. After you vote, you can spin the wheel for a chance to win a WWF reusable mug in our daily instant win game! There will be 10 instant winners today--are you one of them?
If you've ever dreamed of winning a trip to see polar bears in their natural habitat, then don't miss your chance to enter WWF's photo contest. Enter now at http://wwf.promo.eprize.com/lifegrowson/
With only two days left, what do I need to do?
Send us your photos! Did you take pictures on a recent beach trip or a mountain hike? Capture your friend enjoying a sunset? See any interesting wildlife in your backyard? We're interested in these moments you've captured on camera!
How many photos can I enter?
You can submit up to 15 photos in three categories: wildlife, wild places and people connecting with nature.
What could I win?
The winner in each category will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two on the Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure provided by Natural Habitat Adventures and will have their photo published by WWF.
From 1999 to 2010, WWF discovered 615 new species in Madagascar, including: 41 mammals, 61 reptiles, 69 amphibians, 42 invertebrates, 17 fish, and 385 plants. These new discoveries reinforce Madagascar’s standing as one of the Earth’s richest tropical habitats.
WWF works to establish protected areas and empower local communities to live in harmony with the wildlife that surrounds them. The new discoveries bring light to the amazing life in Madagascar, but are a harsh reminder of what will be lost if habitats are not protected.
Want to expand your knowledge of our world's wildlife? Check out worldwildlife.org's new feature, Species of the Day. Every day we highlight a fantastic photo of a different species and remarkable animal facts that you can share with friends. Today, on Endangered Species Day, we're diving into this feature with a critically endangered marine species. Can you guess what it is? See today's Species of the Day and challenge your wildlife smarts!
Threatened species and wild places around the world need our help.
As the last hours of 2010 draw to a close, we give thanks for the conservation successes we have accomplished with your support. Please help WWF continue to meet its goal to create a world that is secure for wild animals, wild places, and people.
Click here to make your 2010 tax-deductible gift to World Wildlife Fund before 12pm ET on December 31:
Thank you for your continued support and best wishes for a very Happy New Year!
-Your Friends at WWF
1. WWFs New Facebook Application --> Add a tiger mask, tiger stripes, or paw prints to your Facebook profile picture with our new Facebook application. It's fun and easy and shows your support to double the population of the 3,200 remaining wild tigers. Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/year_of_the_tiger/
2. Texting for Tigers --> Now you can help WWF save tigers with your mobile phone (in the U.S. only). By texting TIGERS to 20222, your $10 donation will help WWF save the tiger in its vast range from India to China, to the Russian Far East. WWF will focus on anti-poaching efforts in critical tiger sites, building political will in tiger range countries, protecting and connecting tiger habitats on a massive scale, and clamping down on tiger trade. Together, we can preserve an icon of the wild, and save the tiger for future generations.
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