About the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project

WildlifeConservationStamp.org is a collaborative effort to promote a new wildlife stamp and funding stream for our National Wildlife Refuges. We are birders, photographers, conservationists, wildlife rehabilitators, scientists, teachers and artists … joined by a common passion and concern for our nation’s wildlife and wild habitats.

We propose the Wildlife Conservation Stamp to provide a consistent source of income for our Refuges, separate but parallel to the current Federal Duck Stamp program. The Wildlife Conservation Stamp would raise fees from the millions of non-consumptive users, wildlife viewers and conservationists — to help ensure a thriving future for our National Wildlife Refuge System and all of its inhabitants.

Our supporters include:

  • Altacal Audubon Society
  • Burrowing Owl Conservation Network
  • Burrowing Owl Preservation Society
  • Buena Vista Audubon Society
  • Five Valleys Audubon Society
  • Fresno Audubon Society
  • Golden Gate Audubon Society
  • Hartford Audubon Society
  • Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society
  • Klamath Basin Audubon Society
  • Los Angeles Audubon
  • Madrone Audubon Society
  • Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
  • Menunkatuck Audubon Society
  • Mount Diablo Audubon Society
  • Ohlone Audubon Society
  • Palomar Audubon Society
  • Peregrine Audubon Society
  • Plumas Audubon Society
  • Puget Sound Bird Observatory
  • Redbud Audubon Society
  • Redwood Region Audubon Society
  • Rogue Valley Audubon Society
  • San Joaquin Audubon Society
  • Santa Clara Audubon Society
  • San Francisco Bay Wildlife Info
  • Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
  • Sonoran Audubon Society
  • Southern Adirondack Audubon Society
  • South Florida Audubon Society
  • Stanislaus Audubon Society
  • Tennessee Ornithological Society
  • Wichita Audubon Society
  • Wintu Audubon Society
  • Yosemite Area Audubon Society

“We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928

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