Scops Owl – Silver Coin

Tokelau – Scops Owls Tokelau has pre-approved 16 stylised owl designs, in the Wisdom of Owls Series, the first of which, the Scops Owl, pictured below, will be released in 2018. Scops owls mostly belong to the genus Otus, theRead More

Re-Introduced Species

Great Britain – Since 1800 it is estimated that more than 400 species of animals and plants have become extinct in the UK. There are many reasons for this, including loss and degradation of habitat, and species becoming increasingly isolatedRead More

Endangered Animals II

Finland – Posti will continue the Endangered Animals Stamp Sheet in coorperation with WWF Finland. The second publication in the series features arctic animals; the arctic fox, salmon and the snowy owl. The stamps have been designed by Petteri Mattila.Read More

Endangered Species – The Black Rhinoceros

Guernsey – The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is the most well known of the five living rhinoceros species, thanks largely to its highly publicised international conservation drive. Also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, it is one of the oldest groupsRead More

Portuguese Autochthonous Breeds

Portugal – About 10 thousand years ago, humans began to domesticate animals for use in labour and as a source of food, clothing (furs, wool) and fat (biofuel) for daily survival. Since then, necessity led to empirical genetic selection basedRead More

WWF – Returnees

Liechtenstein – With over one billion stamps printed, the WWF stamp collection is the largest thematic collection in the world. In its latest WWF issue, Philately Liechtenstein is showing four wildlife species which were long believed to be extinct butRead More

Fauna 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Croatian Post Mostar in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund – WWF has issued 4 commemorative postage stamps with a motif of the Balkan chamois and Panda logo, the official WWF logo. Balkan chamois (Rupricapra rupricapraRead More

Red Deer

Austria – It is to the red deer, the largest indigenous ungulate, that Austrian Post is dedicating a commemorative stamp from the “wild animals and hunting” series. Its impressive size has also gained the red deer the title “King ofRead More

Breeds of Sheep from Romania

Among the first domesticated and cherished animals, sheep occupy a special place. Since ancient times, sheep breeding has occupied an important place, dating back to the early formation of our people. As a result of domestication, due to human interventionRead More

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

Estonian Fauna – The Lynx

Estonia – The lynx or the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a species belonging to the Felidae family. Lynxes are medium-sized and have long legs; they weigh up to 30 kg. The largest lynx caught in Estonia weighed 40 kg.Read More

#TBT – Wildlife in Norway I 2006

Norway – The Lynx (Lynx lynx) is Norway’s only wild member of the cat family. It is found virtually all over the country. It prefers inaccessible terrain that is steep and rocky. Here the lynx makes full use of itsRead More

#TBT – Endangered Species Giant Panda

#TBT  #Guernsey #Goingbackto2013issues There is only one species of Giant Panda. A member of the bear family, the Giant Panda is the only species in its genus. The animals have the digestive system of a carnivore, but have adapted to aRead More