The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special stamp to benefit elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes and marine turtles as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Without Borders program. The stamp is the fourth in the program and will be on sale in post offices nationwide for at least two years. The price of these semipostal stamps is slightly more than the regular cost of postage. By April, more than eight million stamps had been sold, raising more than $1 million dollars to support global conservation efforts directed at targeted endangered species.
The Service is working with the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Coalition to promote sales of the stamp, which gives the public an easy way to help wildlife around the world. The MSCF Coalition includes wildlife organizations, zoos, aquariums, circuses, veterinarians, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife protection groups.