The Save Vanishing Species stamp is now on sale nationwide. Net
proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp, which features
an illustration of a tiger cub, directly support efforts to save beloved
species like rhinos, elephants, tigers, turtles, and great apes – at no
cost to American taxpayers.
The Save Vanishing Species stamps are available at post office locations nationwide and at USPS.com. They sell for 60 cents and $12 for a sheet of 20.
"The Save Vanishing Species stamp represents a unique opportunity
for all Americans to help conserve the world's most iconic species,"
said AZA president and CEO Jim Maddy. "Buying this stamp is a small but
meaningful investment in our worldwide conservation efforts."
The Save Vanishing Species stamps will directly provide funding for projects supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), which are administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to conserve tigers, rhinos, great apes, marine turtles, African
elephants and Asian elephants. 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 was supported by the 33 organizations of the Multinational Species Coalition, including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.