Stamps on World Environment Day-Maldives 1988.

Stamps on World Environment Day-Maldives 1988.

The Maldives issued a set of stamps on World Environment Day on 09 May 1988. The Themes of stamps were.

15L – Save Water             75 L – Protect the Reef

MALDIVES ENVIRON
MALDIVES 1988- ENVIRONMENT DAY – WATER & REEF.

Water A Natural Treasure – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2001

Water A Natural Treasure – Gibraltar – EUROPA 2001

The theme for EUROPA 2001 was Water -A NturalTreasure. 57 participating countries issued 93 stamps on this common theme. Gibraltar issued a  set of four stamps on the theme of Water. The stamps were issued on 01 Feb 2001.

30p – Long-snouted Seahorse                                                40p-Snap Dragon

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2001-1
GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2001- WATER- SEAHORSE & SNAPDRAGON.

42p- Yellow-legged Gull                                                       54p- Goldfish

GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2001-2
GIBRALTAR EUROPA 2001- WATER-GULL & GOLDFISH.

 

Miniature Sheet on Galapagos Islands -Great Britain 2009.

Miniature Sheet on Galapagos Islands -Great Britain 2009.

Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific ocean and a province of Ecuador. Charles Darwin visited this volcanic archipelago in 1835 and the number of species here inspired his Theory of Evolution.

Great Britain issued a miniature sheet containing four stamps of 81 pence each on 12 Feb 2009 to commemorate 200th Birth Anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and features the species found on Galapagos Islands.

Ist Class -Flightless Cormorant.           Ist Class – Giant Tortoise and Cactus Finch

81p – Marine Iguana                              81p – Floreana Mockingbird.

GB MS ANIMALS
GREAT BRITAIN 2009 – CHARLES DARWIN GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.

Stamps on National Parks – Ireland 2011.

Stamps on National Parks – Ireland 2011.

Ireland issued a set of six stamps on National Parks on 06 Jun 2011 (World Environment Day). These were issued in Se-Tenant strips of three.

55c – Ballycroy National Park.- It was established as a National Park on 01 Nov 1998 and now covers 117.79 hectares. Blanket bogs, largest peatland, whooper swan,white-fronted goose are the attractions.

55c – The Burren National Park- It is the smallest national Park of Ireland with orchids, butterflies, moths, otters, Pine marten, Dolphins being the attractions,

55c – Connemara National Park.- It was opened to public in 1990 and covers 2000 hectares of land. Its attractions are bog cotton, orchids, Robins, Wrens etc.

IRELAND N PARKS 1
IRELAND 2011-NATIONAL PARKS.

82c -Glenveagh National Park.- It is the second-largest National Park in Ireland and was established in 1986. Red Deer and Pine trees are the attractions.

82c – Killarney National Park -It was First national Park of Ireland established in 1932 on land donated by Muckross estate. It now encompasses 25,425 acres of Land. It has beautiful oak and yew woodlands, Lake Killarney, wet woodlands, Red Deer, sika deer, wood warbler, garden warbler , osprey etc.

55c – Wicklow Mountains National Park- It is 54,000 acres protected area established in 1992 south of Dublin. It is located in Wicklow mountains and is known for Deciduous and Coniferous Woods, Bluebells, Polypody ferns, bats, rare otters and whooper swans.

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IRELAND 2001 -NATIONAL PARKS.

 

Stamps on People  – New Zealand 1989.

Stamps on People  – New Zealand 1989.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on People on the theme New Zealand Heritage on 17 May 1989.

40c- Moriori – Moriori originated from Maori settlers from New Zealand mainland around 1500.              60c -Prospectors             70c -Settlers

NZ HERITAGE 1
NEW ZEALAND 1989 – PEOPLE

80c – Whalers            $1.05 -Missionaries               $1.30 -Maori

NZ HERITAGE 2
NEW ZEALAND 1989 -PEOPLE.

Stamps on Fauna –Tokelau 1985.

Stamps on Fauna  –Tokelau 1985.

Tokelau issued a set of stamps on Fauna on 04 Dec 1985.

5c – Coconut Crab                            18c – Pig                                            32c – Chicken

TOKELAU FAUNA 1
TOKELAU -FAUNA

48c –  Green Sea Turtle                     60c – Goat                                75c – Duck

TOKELAU FAUNA 2
TOKELAU 1985- FAUNA

Airmail Postcards on Whales – Pygmy Right Whale – South Africa 1998.

Airmail Postcards on Whales – South Africa 1998

A set of Airmail Postcards have been issued by South Africa on Mammals and Whales on 23 Oct 1998. These are No Value Indicator Postcards ( issue value 1.30 Rand). These are WWF theme postcards on Worldwide Environment Protection.

Airmail Postcard -Pygmy Right Whale.

The  Pygmy Right Whale is the smallest of the Baleen Whales. Mostly found in Southern Hemisphere (South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile ).Longest male registered at 6.1 metres and female at 6.45 metres.

S AFRICA PC WHALE 2
SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARDS 1998 -PYGMY RIGHT WHALE.
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SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARDS 1998 -PYGMY RIGHT WHALE.