15 May '11, 9pm

Postal Service Issues Stamps That Benefit Endangered Species Protection : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Now you can help protect endangered species while you mail in your rent. Or your electricity bill. Or when you are paying just about anything thanks to the United States Postal Service, which has debuted a special set of stamps the sale of which benefits several eNGOs dedicated to species protection. In the first run 5 million stamps will be printed, and if enough demand is established, more will be made. The stamps, know collectively as the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamps, will be sold at an 11 cent premium and the money raised will go to African Elephant Conservation Fund, Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, Great Ape Conservation Fund, Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund and Marine Turtle Conservation Fund. You can preorder the stamps at usps.com/shop , which have an illustration of a tiger cub by artist Nancy Stahl. Other designs will follow, including a rhin...

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