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 over 44 million "Tiger Stamps" to date, Americans have already helped raised over $4.7 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. Here are a few examples of the types of projects that have been funded so far:

You can also 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.

Background on the Tiger Stamp

On September 20, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled the image of theĀ Save the Vanishing Species Stamp, a beautiful Amur tiger cub with an amazing facial structure, designed by Nancy Stahl. The price of the stamp marginally exceeds the cost of first class postage.