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.

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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.

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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.

 

Miniature Sheet on Hochharz National Park -Germany 2002.

Miniature Sheet on Hochharz National Park -Germany 2002.

A Miniature sheet containing one stamp of 56c was issued by Germany on Hochharz National Park on 04 Jul 2002. It is a nature reserve in German Federal states of Lower Saxony and Saxony Anhalt. in its current form from 01 Jan 2006 it was created by merger of Harz National Park of Lower Saxony (established 1994) and Upper Harz National Park (established in 1990). The Flora includes Norway Spruce, Rowan, Oak and Birch and the Fauna includes Dipper, Black Stork, Falcon, European Wildcat and Eurasian Lynx.

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GERMANY 2002 -HOCHHARZ NATIONAL PARK

Stamps on Society for Protection of German Forests – Germany 1997.

Stamps on Society for Protection of German Forests – Germany 1997.

Germany issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Society for Protection of German Forests or Woods on 05 May 1997.

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GERMANY 1997 -SOCIETY FOR PROTECTION OF FORESTS.

Conservation of Forests – India 1981.

Conservation of Forests – India 1981.

India Post issued a one rupee one denomination stamp on Conservation of Forests under Environmental Conservation Theme on 15 Jun 1981. The Stamp features Forests, Cancellation features  Hands and First Day Cover features Silent Valley Kerala.

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INDIA 1981 -CONSERVATION OF FORESTS.

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.

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SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARDS 1998 -PYGMY RIGHT WHALE.
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SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARDS 1998 -PYGMY RIGHT WHALE.

Airmail Postcards on Whales – 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. These are No Value Indicator Postcards ( issue value 1.03 Rand). These are WWF theme postcards on Worldwide Environment Protection.

Airmail Postcard -Minke Whale.

The Minke Whale is the second smallest of the Baleen Whales. Two classifications Common Minke Whale or Northern Minke Whale and the Antarctic Minke Whale or Southern Minke Whale. They are part of the Rorquals family that includes Humpback Whale, Fin Whale and Blue whale among others.IUCN red lists labels common minke whale as least concern.

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SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARD 1998 – MINKE WHALE
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SOUTH AFRICA AIRMAIL POSTCARD 1998 – MINKE WHALE