Stamp Out Extinction

Good afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!!!  You know by reading previous posts that the Dr. Bhagavan Antle, founder of T.I.G.E.R.S. and Preservation Station. and the Rare Species Fund was established to provide funding to critical, on the ground, international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S.. The Fund receives its financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S., the generosity of donations from exhibit guests, and the general public.

Now you can help more by purchasing  these stamps: 

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The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special semipostal stamp to benefit elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Wildlife Without Borders Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF).

Only the fourth of its kind, this stamp is now available in post offices nationwide and will remain on sale for at least two years.

President Obama signed the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act into law in 2010, providing an opportunity for the public to support USFWS’ mission to save imperiled species globally.

Proceeds from stamp sales will support conservation efforts directed at targeted endangered species worldwide that are of great importance to the American public

Purchase the stamp today! Save Vanishing Species.

The stamp features a bold graphic of an Amur tiger cub, depicting  just one of the magnificent animals that this stamp is designed to help. Under the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010, the Postal Service will transfer the net proceeds from the sale of these stamps to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to support the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. The funds include:

African Elephant Conservation Fund: Elephants capture our imagination, but poaching and loss of habitat have taken their future hostage. The African elephant population has shrunk dramatically, and while conservation efforts have stabilized the elephant population in southern Africa, much remains to be done.

Asian Elephant Conservation Fund: Asian elephants also face habitat issues. Conservation efforts have assisted in developing land use strategies that will benefit both man and animal, allowing both to flourish together.

Great Ape Conservation Fund: Endlessly fascinating, great apes are especially vulnerable. Orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos are all at risk. Conservation efforts address issues of habitat loss, poaching and disease in hopes of saving these amazing creatures.

Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund: Powerful and compelling, the rhinoceros and tiger are targeted by poachers and pressured by human civilization. Conservation programs have helped bring Africa’s white rhino population back to more than 17,000 and improved poaching detection and prosecution to stem the loss of tigers in various localities.

Marine Turtle Conservation Fund: For more than 100 million years, the ancestors of marine turtles swam the oceans. Yet in less than a century, exploitation and habitat destruction have devastated their numbers. Conservation projects work toward the goal of restoring large numbers of these ancient, intriguing creatures to the world’s oceans.

Derry Noyes served as the art director, designer and typographer for the stamp. She worked with artist Nancy Stahl to develop one powerful illustration to symbolize the plight of all of these imperiled animals. The Amur tiger cub shown in the stamp art is one of five tiger subspecies. When full grown, this cat can weigh up to 650 pounds and measure 13 feet from its nose to the tip of its tail.

President Obama signed the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act into law in 2010, providing an opportunity for the public to support USFWS’ mission to save imperiled species globally.

Why is this stamp so important?
The stamp is important to WWF because all proceeds raised from the premium will go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which support efforts to protect wild populations of tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and marine turtles. These efforts include:

•work to help combat poaching
•habitat protection
•disease prevention
•education for local communities about the value of conserving wildlife

The stamps sell for $11.00 and are available at most Post Offices or online and will remain on sale for at least two years.

Today, Doc is widely recognized as one of the foremost animal trainers in the world, having worked with thousands of animals, and traveled the globe promoting the education and conservation of some of our planet’s most rare and endangered species.

ddd

Please join us in our worldwide education and conservation efforts at www.Tigerfriends.com.


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