Forest Mammals

Aland – Three species of forest mammals prevalent in the Åland forests will be featured on stamps to be issued on 15 September. Painted by Bo Lundwall, a leading Swedish animal and nature artist, the stamps illustrating mountain hare, leastRead More

Cactus Flowers

Romania – Cacti are part of the Cactaceae family, which contains over 4000 species. The word “káktos” comes from the Greek language and means a spiky plant. Their origin is found in the deserts of America, especially Nevada, Arizona, California, Mexico, whereRead More

Shimon Peres 1923-2016

Israel – Shimon Peres – world renowned statesman, ninth President and Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and a man who embodied action, vision and hope. Among the founding fathers and pioneers of the StateRead More