Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Majestic Owls–Marshall Islands 2008


On November 5, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued six new stamps celebrating owls. Featuring artwork by world-renowned wildlife artist Michael Warren, the stamps depict six majestic owls: the Barn Owl, the Barred Owl, the Burrowing Owl, the Snowy Owl, the Great Horned Owl and Spotted Owls.

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Ba Bể National Park and its fauna.

To introduce the rich diversity, as well as contribute to advocacy to raise awareness of people to maintain, preserve the biodiversity development in this place, on May 15th, 2011, the Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications issued the stamp series "Animals in Ba Bể national park" consisting of 4 values and 1 block with their denominations of 2,000 đ; 3,500 đ; 6,000 đ; 8,500 đ and 14,500 đ. There are two kind of the official first day cover has issued  depicts Acanthosaura lepidogaster and Catopuma temminckii respectively. The cover has a special postmarked.


Ba Bể national park is located on the territory of Bắc Kạn province, Northeast Vietnam with 7.610 hectares, include the central is Ba Bể Lake of 500 hectares wide. In 1995, Ba Bể Lake was recognized as one of the world’s 20 special freshwater lakes. It is located about 240 kilometers northwest of the capital city Hanoi. In 2004, the Ba Bể national park was recognized as the ASEAN Natural Heritage.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Animals in Con Dao national park (Dugong)

To further propagandize for the conservation and protection of this endangered mammal, On the first of August, 2007, the Vietnam’s Ministry of Posts & Telematics (MPT) issued the stamp series: “Animals in Con Dao National Park (Dugong)” consisting of 4 values with the denominations of 800d; 1,000d; 7,000d and 9,000d respectively.


Con Dao National Park  is a natural reserve area on Con Dao Island, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in coastal southeastern Vietnam. The park includes a part of the island and the surrounding sea. The national park is characterized by a diverse ecosystem. Many species of corals and especially the sea turtle and dugong are found here.The dugong's current distribution is reduced and disjunctive, and many populations are close to extinction. The IUCN lists the dugong as a species vulnerable to extinction.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Herons of the Reef - Vanuatu

Vanuatu Post has released the heron stamp series, features Reef Heron  or Ardea (Egretta) sacra on February 07, 2007. Sometime call as Pacific Reef heron.
This issued stamp is represented in miniature sheet, consist of 5 postage stamps which depicts its life since the chicks till adult.


The species displays an unusual, non-sexual dimorphism, with some members having entirely white plumage and others (the larger portion) being charcoal-grey. The reason for the color variation or "morph," is unknown, though it is most commonly thought to be related to camouflage.
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