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Endangered Species 2011

Endangered Species 2011
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of 12 stamps depicting endangered species. These will be the nineteenth set of stamps in UNPA’s multi-year Endangered Species series. The series was launched on 3 March 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. This year the endangered species feature endangered birds.

UNPA will issue three sheets, one sheet in each of the three currencies. Four different endangered species will be illustrated on each sheet; hence, 12 species will be covered.

The 44-cent stamps depict the following endangered species:
Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
California condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
Black-fronted piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga)
Japanese crane (Grus japonensis)

Endangered Species 2011
The € 0.70 stamps depict the following endangered species:
Red-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae)
White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Black palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)
Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)

Endangered Species 2011
The F.s.1.00 stamps depict the following endangered species:
Kakapo (Strigops habroptila)
Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Black stork (Ciconia nigra)
Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)

Title: Endangered Species 2011
Date of Issue: 7 September 2011
Country: United Nations
Denominations: US$0.44 x 4, € 0.70 x 4, F.s.1.00 x 4

Source: http://unstamps.un.org

One comment

  1. The Himalayan Monal is an exquisite bird in colour , beauty , and as agame bird (when one could eat it.) India has just one stamp on it, the bird merits much greater attention. Is it mentioned in any religious or other ancient texts ?

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