The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. Forests cover more than 30% of the earth’s surface and represent a vital source of biological diversity. They also play a key role in mitigating the effects of climate change, a concern widely discussed today. Forests are of great importance in regulating the earth’s [...]
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There have now been annual “Europa stamps” for more than 55 years. Following the pattern established in 1956 by the six member countries of the then European Coal and Steel Community (Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands), every year a steadily growing number of European postal administrations all issue [...]
Slovenia post issued a set of two stamps in the Europa series featuring two trees – BEECH TREE and THE SGERM’S PINE to mark 2011 as an International year of Forest. BEECH TREE The beech is one of the most common tree species in Slovenia, accounting for a full 30 per cent of the country’s [...]
2011 has been declared the “International Year of Forests” by the United Nations. This is why the theme selected for this year’s Europa stamps series will focus on the “forest” topic. Forests are vital to the survival of mankind and today require our attention more than ever before. They support life on Earth by protecting [...]
EUROPA stamps are focused on one theme common to each member of the issuing country PostEurop. In 2011, the theme of forests, France chose to illustrate the diversity of its forests – temperate, Mediterranean and mountain regions, but also overseas – symbolizing the trees by their leaves – a beech, a tree fern, a green [...]
Aland post issued a stamp of forest in the Europa series.
Hungary post issued a set of postage stamp in the Europa series with forest theme. The forest is one of Earth’s natural factors which includes the soil-dwelling organisms, the land of living mosses, fungi, and soft-woody plants, as well as inside living insects, bird life, etc. The forest is not simply a combination of trees! [...]
Malta post issued the International Year of Forests by a set of two stamps designed by students of the Malta School of Art – Valletta and St.Ignatius College – Blata l-Bajda.
Finland post issued a set of stamp in the Europa series showing forest in different seasons.
The National Park Poloniny is the eastern-most Slovak large protected area. It lies on the Slovak-Polish-Ukrainian border. The forests are dominant in the national park – they cover more than 90 % of the area. Those most precious ones are declared to be the national natural preserves or natural preserves to protect the old forest [...]