In 2011 the UN declared the International Year of Forests. World Wildlife Fund also agreed to hold in 2011 under the sign of the forest, so that the subject of registration marks in tune with global initiatives.
Currently, the amount of logging in several times its volume of natural recovery that concern the international community. In our country, forests cover more than 40% of the territory, while the share of Russian forests is about 25% of Earth’s forest cover, so they can be called a unique natural resource.
The stamp depicts a birch grove, bathed in sunlight.
Title: Europa 2011 – Russia
Date of Issue: 5 May 2011