May 2010

Help Generate Funds Through the Tiger Stamp

Wild tigers have dwindled down from 100,000 to less than 3,200 in less than 100 years. This is an incredible loss of species due to conflict with humans, loss of habitat, and of course, illegal poaching. In order to save this species from extinction—which is exactly where it is heading—the U.S. Senate has proposed introducing a new stamp to help fund integral conservation programs for the jungle cat.

This has to be one of the coolest ideas ever put to work for big cat conservation—and it’s definitely much cooler than those awful Elvis Presley stamps we had to bear years ago. With just a few extra cents every time we buy stamps, we could help protect tigers by funding efforts to stop poaching, educating the public about the tigers and how to protect them, and creating protected areas to give these animals—as well as other species—safe grounds to live on.