A baby orangutan. Credit: Bernat Ripoli Capill / OuTrop

The Save Vanishing Species Stamp

Did you know that there is a way for you to concretely help support the conservation of sea turtles, great apes, elephants, tigers, and rhinos? If not, you have the opportunity to join excellent company!

Through purchases of nearly 49 million "Tiger Stamps" to date, Americans have already helped raised over $5.4 million for conservation projects that have helped to protect some of the most iconic and charismatic animals on Earth.

More formally known as the Save Vanishing Species Stamp, a portion of every Tiger Stamp that is purchased helps to fund conservation projects around the world. To date, 99 projects in 35 countries have been funded to help protect these beloved, yet highly threatened species.

Stamp History


On September 20, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service started selling the stamp. It's image features a beautiful Amur tiger cub, and was designed by Nancy Stahl. The price of the stamp marginally exceeds the cost of first class postage.

Conservation Success Stories

Please enjoy the stories below about how stamp funds have helped conserve species. It's also possible to read a short description of each of the projects that have been funded since 2012.

Thank you for your support! Purchase stamps here from the U.S. Postal Service.

A rhino at sunset with text: "Tiger Stamp Spotlight: Preventing Rhino Poaching" Leatherback sea turtle with text: "stopping leatherback sea turtle decline in Cote d'Ivoire"
Asian Elephant with text: "Tiger Stamp Spotlight: Putting Elephants on Patrol in Myanmar" An Orangutan shown from a car with text: "Tiger Stamp Spotlight: Bringing Back Borneo's Orangutans"
Tiger image with text saying Tiger Stamp Spotlight: Establishing a Tiger Recovery Clinic in Indonesia The Night Lives of Elephants