Sep 20

New Stamp to Help "Stamp" Out Extinction

by Staff

A new wildlife-themed postage stamp is giving the public an opportunity to help conserve tigers and other endangered or threatened species worldwide.

Proceeds from the Save Vanishing Species stamp will directly contribute funding for conservation projects supported by the Wildlife Without Borders’ Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including critical support to programs that protect tigers, great apes, rhinos, sea turtles, and African and Asian elephants in the wild.

The Save Vanishing Species stamps is now available at 6,000 post office locations nationwide and and is the official stamp sold at all Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks across the United States.

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 World Wildlife Fund and was supported by the 33 organizations of the Multinational Species Coalition, including Busch Gardens and SeaWorld.