September 8, 2014
House Votes to Reauthorize “Tiger Stamp”
The House has passed a bill that will provide funding for endangered species without using taxpayer dollars through the “Tiger Stamp.” With each purchase of the Tiger Stamp, a portion of the cost will be split evenly among the benefited funds. Since its inception, the Tiger Stamp has raised $2,567,000.00 for the Multinational Conservation Species Fund. Michael Markarian, chief program & policy officer of The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:
“Thanks to this action by Congress, there is good news on the horizon for some of the globe’s most iconic and imperiled species. This common-sense stamp program will provide funding for tigers and other endangered species without costing taxpayers a dime. We are grateful to Congressman Grimm and Senators Portman and Udall for championing this important conservation measure."
S. 231 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), and championed in the House by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY). The MCSF benefits the African Elephant Conservation Fund, the Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, the Great Ape Conservation Fund, the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund and other international wildlife conservation funds authorized by Congress.
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