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Animals Get New Postal Stamp

Animals Get New Postal Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is providing a new stamp to raise funds for endangered, wild animals, specifically, elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles.  The stamps cost eleven cents more than a normal first class stamp, with the extra money going to  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. “These types of stamps provide an extremely convenient way for the American public to contribute to help protect threatened and vanishing species,” said one of the program’s partners. (Source: MarketWatch.com)

The tiger stamps can be purchased online at usps.com/shop and at select post office locations. A similar breast cancer stamp has raised $75 million dollars since 1998. The animal stamp will be sold for at least two years.

These are just some of the members of the Multinational Species Conservation Fund, that will receive money when the stamp is purchased:

African Wildlife Foundation
International Elephant Foundation
American Bird Conservancy
International Rhino Foundation

American Veterinary Medical Association
Jane Goodall Institute
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
National Audubon Society

Bonobo Conservation Initiative
National Wildlife Federation
Born Free USA
The Nature Conservancy
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Ocean Conservancy

Chelonian Research Foundation
Safari Club International Foundation
Conservation International
Sea Turtle Conservancy

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Sierra Club
Defenders of Wildlife

Image Credit: US Postal Service

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7:22PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Don't trust Fish and Wildlife- IFW is better.

7:16PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Terrific!

11:04PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

~Kudos to the post office!!~Love the idea~I can hardly wait to buy some of these stamps myself!~

5:32AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

This is a fantastic idea - wish it was available in Australia, but I'm glad that it's happening somewhere! Animals will never get looked after enough until poaching completely stops and everyone becomes vegetarian, so they need all the help they can get!

11:25PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

It makes sending a letter more fun, knowing that in a small way you are helping to raise money for wildlife.

10:06PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Wait a minute! The money's going to US Fish and Wildlife? Mmmm. Not so good. There are a lot of great organizations and individuals that are doing wonderful things for these animals. Quite frankly, I don't trust any department in this government to use money wisely and effectively, so I'm not paying more for the stamps or sending ANY money, until I see an accounting of the monies taken in and what the money went toward. It sounds wonderful on paper - I'm gonna' wait for the proof, and in the meantime, what little I c a n give, will go to those who are doing things right now.

6:35PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Love it! I'd pay 11 cents more per stamp to help out. Hope I can find them in my area. If not, I guess I'll be shopping online.

3:36AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

Beautiful stamp for a very good cause. Bravo!

2:30PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

great, will look for these next time buying stamps.....however, still worried about the recent drive to close down the USPS.....

12:15PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

If demand is great enough, perhaps they will extend sales beyond two years.

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