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)
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)
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