For 25 years the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued stamps featuring species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. UNPA is proud to present this year’s collection celebrating this twenty-fifth anniversary milestone.
The 25th edition of UN Endangered Species Stamps will be issued on 2 March 2018 to coincide with a high-level event to observe World Wildlife Day 2018 to be held at UN Headquarters in New York. This occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude benefits that conservation provides to people.
The stamps are issued in the denominations of US$1.15, CHF 1,50 and €0,80 and feature a group of four endangered species on each sheet. They were illustrated by Rhonda Nass (US), Brigid Edwards (UK), and Juan Muñoz (Spain).
The species featured on the stamps are the Red-Crested Turaco, Andean Hairy Armadillo, Lurestan Newt, Goldenseal, Saiga Antelope, Succulent Sesame, Cuban Land Snail, Silky Shark, Hoodia, Malagasy Painted Mantella, Assam Roofed Turtle, and the Zebra Seahorse.
A beautifully designed Endangered Species folder as well as a limited-edition silk cover and three maximum cards will accompany the stamp series.