New Issue: UNPA releases latest ‘Endangered Species’ stamps today

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has continued its ongoing “Endangered Species” series, which began in 1993, with the issue of a new 12-stamp set today.

For more than 20 years, the UNPA has issued stamps to highlight the need for protection of endangered species around the world. This year’s set—a joint issue with Romfilatelia, the issuing company of Romanian postage stamps—features a variety of new species that were added to or up­dated in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) appendices in 2017 as a result of the COP17 World Wild­life Conference held last year in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The UNPA’s full sheet set includes each of the three sheets.

For this issue, the stamps will depict Paroedura masobe (Masobe gecko); Alopias spp. (Thresher shark); Holacanthus clarionensis (Clarion angelfish); Sclerocactus blainei (Blaine’s fishhook cactus); Rhampholeon spp. (Pygmy chameleons); Mobula spp. (Devil ray); Adansonia grandidieri (Grandidier’s baobab); Scaphiophryne marmorata (Green burrowing frog); Capra caucasica (Caucasian tur); Nautilidae spp. (Nautilus); Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Natal ginger); and Lygodactylus williamsi (Williams dwarf gecko).

A number of first-day covers are also available.

 

 

ISSUE DETAILS

Date of issue: May 11, 2017
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Photographs: naturepl.com, Alamy Stock Photo
Denominations: US$ 1.15, CHF 1,50 and € 0,80
Stamp size: 39.2 mm x 28.6 mm
Stamps per sheet: 16 (four designs per sheet)
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 12.5 x 12.75
Quantities: $1.15 USD—16,000 sheets (256,000 stamps)
CHF 1,50—17,000 sheets (272,000 stamps)
€ 0,80—19,000 sheets (304,000 stamps)

The $1.15 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Paroedura masobe (Masobe gecko);
  • Alopias spp. (Thresher shark);
  • Holacanthus clarionensis (Clarion angelfish); and
  • Sclerocactus blainei (Blaine’s fishhook cactus).

The CHF 1,50 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Rhampholeon spp. (Pygmy chameleons);
  • Mobula spp. (Devil ray);
  • Adansonia grandidieri (Grandidier’s baobab); and
  • Scaphiophryne marmorata (Green burrowing frog).

The € 0,80 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Capra caucasica (Caucasian tur);
  • Nautilidae spp. (Nautilus);
  • Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Natal ginger); and
  • Lygodactylus williamsi (Williams dwarf gecko).

For more information, visit unstamps.org/product/endangered-species-2017.

Keep up to date with the philatelic community

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Canadian Stamp News

Canada

Canadian Stamp News is Canada's premier source of information about stamp collecting and related fields.

Although we cover the entire world of philatelics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Stamp News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $47.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier stamp publication. Canadian Stamp News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now