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USPS Stamps Out Extinction

March 20, 2012 by Jillian at Tails in Home with 0 Comments

Amur tiger stampNeed a reason to mail a letter instead of an email? Would the rescuing of endangered animals be enough?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a new stamp design featuring an Amur tiger cub. The cub is representative of seven different species that will be conserved through the net funds of all Amur tiger cub stamps purchased.

This stamp is a result of the 2010 Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act. Through the act, the USPS will give the net proceeds from these stamps to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that will then support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds.

These funds cover seven kinds of endangered animals: African elephants, Asian elephants, great apes, rhinoceroses, tigers and marine turtles.

The stamp is now available and will be on sale for at least two years. While the stamp does cost a significant amount more than an average stamp, it will give citizens an everyday opportunity to give back to wildlife.

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