Animal species are disappearing across the world and postal customers can do something to help save them.
Net proceeds from the sales of the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp will go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support its Multinational Species Conservation Funds.
The Multinational Species Coalition — an alliance of 16 animal conservation groups with 15 million members representing conservationists, zoos, veterinarians, humane interests, circuses and sportsmen — has been created to support the funds designated by Congress. The Coalition also is committed to bringing greater attention to the semipostal stamp to help raise money for its cause.
Revenue from sales of the semipostal will be divided among the African Elephant Conservation Fund, the Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, the Great Ape Conservation Fund, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund, and the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund.
The stamp is selling for 55 cents each — 11 cents more than a First-Class Mail stamp — and $11 for a sheet of 20. A Save Vanishing Species note card set of 10 blank note cards is also available and sells for $15.95.