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Volume 42 – #07

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Volume 42#07

July 25 – August 7, 2017

The 2017 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp features the painting ‘Tranquil Waters – Canada Geese’ by wildlife artist Angela Lorenzen, of Thorndale, Ont.

WHC issues 33rd ‘duck stamp’ as it looks to reconnect with philatelists

Aside from Canada’s sesquicentennial, 2017 marks another special milestone: this year is the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention Act. The act, which was established in 1917 and updated in 1994, protects hundreds of native bird species that migrate between Canada and the U.S. as well as the habitat these populations require. The legislation came on the heels of the Migratory Bird Convention, which was signed in August 1916 by the United Kingdom (representing Canada) and the U.S. One organization celebrating the centennial of the Migratory Birds Convention Act is Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC), which recently issued the 33rd stamp of its annual Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation series. Established in 1984, WHC is a national non-profit and non-governmental charitable organization. Its grant program – founded one year after the organization was created – has invested about $55 million in support of more than 1,500 conservation projects across Canada. “It varies year to year, but annually the organization funds upwards of 35 conservation activities across the country, whether it’s fixing a wetland; wetland or waterfall research projects; or promoting environmental stewardship and a connection with nature,” said WHC Executive Director Cameron Mack. Continue reading →

Features
RPSC seeking host clubs for future conventions
Page 1
Renowned photographers representing 150 years of Canadian photography conclude five-year stamp series
Page 1

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Confederation Bridge crosses two stamps, and a dividing tab
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Trio of books delves into International machine cancels
Page 8

Mike Smith
Deltiology
Montreal postcard show never disappoints
Page 10
Ian Robertson
Stamping Grounds
Boy wizard’s magical anniversary marked worldwide
Page 14

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
U.S. Stamps
Usage of first issue makes for fascinating study
Page 16
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Stamps of Morocco’s British post offices not the faint-hear
Page 22
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