The U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service were in South Dakota last week to unveil a collection of stamps honoring the conservation of endangered species.
The 20 Forever stamps show endangered animals within the U.S. and its borders, and they also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, or ESA.
“There’s a story behind every stamp, just as there is a story behind every one of these animals,” said Peter Pastre, the Postal Service’s government relations and public policy vice president, who spoke at the dedication ceremony in Wall.
“We hope the endangered species stamps tell the story of hard work, humanity and hope, while raising awareness about endangered animals and wildlife, and the efforts to protect them.”