Fish And Wildlife Service, Detroit Tigers Host Spotlight Success Of “Save Vanishing Species”
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Stamp sales provide vital support for wild tigers, rhinos, elephants and other endangered species
On Tuesday, May 7, Representatives from the Detroit Tigers baseball club will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and members of Congress on Capitol Hill to celebrate the success of the “Save Vanishing Species” semipostal stamp. Sales of the stamp have generated more than $2.1 million to support on-the-ground conservation of critically endangered international species such as the wild tiger, rhino, elephants, great apes and marine turtles since sales began in August, 2011.
Through the Pennies for Paws campaign, the Tigers organization has partnered with the Service to raise funds for international tiger conservation. The stamps will soon be sold at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and their fans have donated thousands of dollars to fund tiger conservation projects.