Stamping out Extinction


Stamps and Collectibles

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with a special Smithsonian event, Stamping Out Extinction, featuring Nancy Stahl, the artist for the Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp, and Bryan Arroyo, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Assistant Director of International Affairs.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
5:30 p.m. Reception and signing
6:30 p.m. Presentation
Visitor Center Lobby National Zoo

Join the directors of the National Zoo and the National Postal Service and learn about the process behind the creation of a semipostal stamp, and discover how funds from the sale of that stamp have contributed to saving species around the world. A stamp-signing and reception will take place prior to the event at 5:30 in the Zoo’s Visitor Center lobby. Stamp sheets will be available for purchase during the reception and any donations will support the National Zoo’s conservation efforts. All attendees with a Smithsonian badge may purchase stamps at the event at cost. Badge-holders will not be charged the retail price, but no additional discounts can be used.

This is a free event at the National Zoo, and free parking will be available.

For more information about the event, please visit the Zoo and the Postal Museum’s websites. The talk is part of a pan-Smithsonian initiative to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking and ivory drawing on the Smithsonian’s vast resources in science, history, art, and culture. For more information about Smithsonian’s efforts to address wildlife trafficking and to stay engaged with the issue, follow #elephantintheroom on Twitter.


Posted: 22 February 2016
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