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segunda-feira, 21 de outubro de 2013

United Nations Stamps: Endangered Species

On 10 October 2013, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of 12 stamps showing endangered species. The series was launched in 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. For this year's Endangered Species stamps the topic is the wonder of nocturnal animals.

The US$ 1.10 stamps show the following endangered species: 
Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus) 
Mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz) 
Flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) 
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

The artist is Fernando J.S. Correia from Portugal, a biologist who holds a MS degree in Animal Ecology and specialized in Illustration and Scientific Communication.

The € 0.70 stamps depict the following endangered species:
Banded civet (Hemigalus derbyanus)
Pharaoh eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus)
Greater slow loris (Nycticebus coucang)
Long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus spp.)

The artist is Emily S. Damstra from Canada, a natural science illustrator.

The F.s. 1.40 stamps depict the following endangered species:
Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
Potto (Perodicticus potto)
Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)
Livingstone's flying fox (Pteropus livingstonii)

The artist is Sara Menon from Italy who has got an academic degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage.


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