Open Spaces: Last Minute Gift Ideas to Benefit Conservation

Last Minute Gift Ideas to Benefit Conservation

We all have one on our gift list – the person who you never know what to get.  We have good news if that person on your list loves wildlife and conservation!

This holiday season, give the gift of conservation--twice!

How, you ask?

Well, order your conservation-minded friend or family member a Federal Duck Stamp and post-mark it with a with a Save Vanishing Species Stamp!

We’ve talked about the Federal Duck Stamp on Open Spaces before.  They’re a great investment in our natural world.  Since it was created in 1934, the Duck Stamp has generated more than $750 million. 

Federal Duck Stamp

Duck Stamps are required permits for hunters, give you free admission to refuges that charge and admission fee, and go toward the purchase and lease of wetlands for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Funds from the Federal Duck Stamp have helped protect more than 5.3 million acres – that’s an area about the size of New Jersey!

Now, even though it’s called the Federal Duck Stamp, they aren’t stamps you can use to mail a package or letter.

We've got your back. Save Vanishing Species stamps are!

Save Vanishing Species Stamp

The Save Vanishing Species Stamp is the first U.S. postage stamp issued in the 164-year history of the Postal Service to raise funds for international wildlife conservation.

Proceeds from the sale of the stamp will directly benefit the Wildlife Without Borders Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF), administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Want to know more about what the Wildlife without Borders program does?  We wrote about it on Open Spaces here.

So, this holiday season, give the gift of conservation twice!

The Save Vanishing Species stamp can be orderedonline. You can find Federal Duck Stamps online, at U.S. Post Offices, a wildlife refuge near you, and many sporting and outdoor stores.

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Last updated: June 21, 2012