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Today, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act was signed into law by President Biden. The bipartisan bill led by Senators Portman and Carper and Congressmen Costa and Katko ensures that the “Tiger Stamp” will remain on U.S. Post Office shelves until the last stamp is sold.
Since 2011, this highly successful and bipartisan program has been an easy and effective way for Americans to help endangered species simply by sending a card or a letter. So far, nearly 60 million Tiger Stamps have been sold, raising over $6 million dollars for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funded projects that conserve tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes, and turtles in their wild habitats.
In response, WWF issued the following statement from Ginette Hemley, senior vice president, wildlife conservation:
“On the eve of Endangered Species Day, Congress and President Biden have given us a reason to celebrate now that the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act has been signed into law. The bipartisan bill ensures that the “Tiger Stamp” will remain on U.S. Post Office shelves until the last stamp is sold,” said Ginette Hemley, senior vice president, wildlife conservation, World Wildlife Fund.
“It seems fitting that, with 2022 the “Year of the Tiger”, this beautiful stamp has been given new life and will continue to help fund U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to restore populations of these big cats and other magnificent species in their wild habitats. We commend the champions in Congress and the Administration who have made this program a lasting success and a legacy of U.S. leadership on global wildlife conservation.”