New stamps show endangered marine fish


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A set of 12 beautiful stamps has been issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) depicting endangered marine life.

These will be the 22nd set of stamps in UNPA’s multi-year series on Endangered Species. The series was launched in 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world.

The designs are as follows:

The US$ 1.15 stamps (pictured above):
Hippocampus denise (Denise’s pygmy seahorse)
Rhincodon typus (Whale shark)
Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead)
Scleropages formosus (Asian arowana)

The CHF 1.40 stamps:

Arapaima gigas (Arapaima)
Cetorhinus maximus (Basking shark)
Pristis pristis (Largetooth sawfish)
Acipenser baerii (Siberian sturgeon)

The €0.70 stamps:

Cheilinus undulatus (Humphead wrasse)
Carcharodon carcharias (Great white shark)
Manta birostris (Giant manta ray)
Polyodon spathula (Paddlefish)
For more information visit the UN Stamps website.

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