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|Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:38 pm Post subject: Tiger Stamps helping to save tigers and other endangered
Help Protect Wildlife with New U.S. Postal Stamp
Purchase the stamp today! Save Vanishing Species.
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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 stamp features an Amur tiger cub and is the result of a ten year effort begun and led by WWF, in partnership with:
â€¢U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
â€¢U.S. Postal Service
â€¢Other international conservation organizations
The 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 Serviceâ€™s Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which support efforts to protect wild populations of tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and marine turtles. These efforts include:
â€¢work to help combat poaching
â€¢education for local communities about the value of conserving wildlife
How the stamp was created
The stamp was created by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. WWF proposed the original idea in 2000 and played a major role in securing approval of the stamp.
The stamp could generate millions of dollars for international wildlife conservation at a time when Congress is making deep funding cuts. These proceeds canâ€™t replace vital federal funds for international species conservation, but the stamp is a new, creative way to raise awareness and contribute to the protection of endangered wildlife.
â€œThis 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.â€