Help stamp out extinction with the U.S. Postal Service
The proceeds from these specially-issued stamps will help support U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service international grant programs directed at saving endangered species worldwide.<img alt="The U.S. Postal Service is proud to offer the Save Vanishing Species™ Semipostal stamp." class="size-full wp-image-5662 caption floatleft" height="300" data-cke-saved-src="/sites/default/files/images/tiger_stamp_300x300.jpg" src="/sites/default/files/images/tiger_stamp_300x300.jpg" title="The U.S.<p>The proceeds from these specially-issued stamps will help support US Fish & Wildlife Service international grant programs directed at saving endangered species worldwide.<a data-cke-saved-href=" sites="" default="" files="" images="" tiger_stamp_300x300.jpg"="" href="/sites/default/files/images/tiger_stamp_300x300.jpg"> Last year, President Obama signed into effect the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp Act, providing an opportunity for the public to support imperiled species globally. Today, a new Semipostal stamp, Saving Vanishing Species, featuring an Amur tiger cub will go on sale in post offices nationwide and at usps.com/shop. The proceeds from these specially-issued stamps will help support US Fish & Wildlife Service international grant programs directed at saving endangered species worldwide, including elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles. In the past, critical funds have been granted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare through these same US Fish & Wildlife Service programs to support our vital work around the world, including:
- In 2009, IFAW was awarded a grant from the African elephant fund to support our Malawi Elephant Move. IFAW worked with the Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife to translocate a group of elephants from what is now communal land to a protected area, following intense human-elephant conflict.
- In 2009 and 2010, additional funds helped support community projects and capacity building in Tsavo, the iconic and breathtakingly picturesque National Park of Kenya, Africa. IFAW is committed to restoring, preserving, and protecting Tsavo and its amazing wildlife through efforts that help the people and animals in and around this critical protected area.
- In 2005 and again in 2010, we received funding from the Asian elephant fund for our long-term Asian Elephant Conservation Project currently being conducted in the Yunnan province of China. The Asian Elephant Conservation Project has generated extensive data on elephant behavior, habitat use and population. In the next phase, IFAW aims to integrate the results of this earlier work into government policies to more effectively protect the elephants in China.
As a member of the Multinational Species Coalition—an alliance of conservationists, zoos, veterinarians, animal welfare groups, and other organizations interested in wildlife conservation—IFAW was instrumental in supporting the passage of this stamp, and will be working to help promote it as an easy way for the public to support conservation. Help IFAW continue its great work protecting species around the world. We urge you to make your way to the post office in person or online, and, for as little as 55 cents, help stamp out extinction. --JF
To support the International Fund for Animal Welfare effort and to purchase this beautiful stamp, visit the Saving Vanishing Species web site.