UNPA issues new ‘Endangered Species’ stamps

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Global | UNPA

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is issuing twelve new Endangered Species stamps on 11 May 2017.

For over twenty years, UNPA has issued stamps to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species of fauna and flora throughout the world.

For this year’s stamp series, UNPA is featuring a variety of new species added to or updated in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) appendices as a result of the COP17 World Wildlife Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa last year.

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. The species featured on the stamps are:  Masobe gecko,  Thresher shark, Clarion angelfish, Blaine’s fishhook cactus, Pygmy chameleon, Devil ray, Grandidier’s baobab, Green burrowing frog, Caucasian tur, Nautilus, Natal ginger, William’s dwarf gecko.

UNPA is partnering with Romfilatelia, the issuing company of Romanian postage stamps, to jointly issue a special first day cover. UNPA is also debuting a beautifully designed Endangered Species folder and maximum cards to accompany the stamp series.

Rorie Katz, of UNPA’s Graphic Design Team, designed the stamps and the Endangered Species folder.

To purchase these stamps, as well as other UNPA products, please visit unstamps.org.  You can also visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva and Vienna. 

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