On September 20, 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) unveiled a new postal stamp aimed at conserving six endangered species i.e. African elephants, Asian elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles. The “Save Vanishing Species” stamp costs 55 cents—11 cents more than ordinary first class postage. The difference of 11 cents goes into the USFWS’s Wildlife Without Borders Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) and towards protecting their habitats and other species sharing those habitats as well as helping support people in close proximity.
The stamp gives the public an opportunity to support the conservation and recovery of these well known species. The stamp is available at 30,000 post offices across the nation and online. To see examples of the successful conservation work these funds have made possible, click here.