Saturday, February 2, 2013

Australian Zoos-Tiger FDC,M/s on FDC & Stamps

FDC & Stamp Name: Australian Zoos
Issue date:28th SEP'2012
Stamp Collecting Month endeavours to interest children in the hobby of stamp collecting and occurs in October each year. Australia Post staff members engage with primary school children and teachers, explaining the background to stamps and stamp collecting through a specially selected theme. This year's theme is Australian Zoos.
Melbourne Zoo marks its 150th anniversary this year and was Australia's fi rst zoo. Established at Royal Park in 1862, the zoo is now involved in numerous international endangered species breeding programs and conservation campaigns, including a captive breeding program for the Sumatran Tiger.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo was Australia's fi rst open range zoo opening at Dubbo in 1977. The zoo plays an important role in education and conservation of wildlife such as the Black Rhino, native to eastern and central regions of Africa. 
Since 1916, Taronga Zoo has been renowned for its care and presentation of wildlife. Visitors to the zoo are able to discover and learn about over 3,500 animals, including Giraffes. These amazing animals are found throughout Africa, south of the Sahara Desert.
Adelaide Zoo was established in 1883, and is home to over 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fi sh and invertebrates, including the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere - Wang Wang and Funi. Today only around 1,600 Giant Pandas live in the wild in south-western China.
Perth Zoo was established in 1898 and is a favourite West Australian icon. The zoo has a specialist expertise in breedfor-release programs for threatened species and is a world leader in breeding Sumatran Orangutans - one of our most endangered primates. 
Australia Zoo is located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It is the largest privately owned zoological facility in Australia, and is best known for its "Conservation through Exciting Education" pioneered by owner Steve Irwin ("The Crocodile Hunter") and his wife Terri. Today Australia Zoo directly contributes to many conservation projects within Australia and overseas.
Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria opened in 1934, and is dedicated to the conservation of native fauna including the Platypus, Tasmanian Devil and Leadbeater's Possum. The sanctuary's oldest animal, as well as one of its most popular, is Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle.
Issue higlights
The 60c Sumatran Tiger stamp is larger than the others in the design set and features the Melbourne Zoo anniversary logo.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hope for the Tiger-Special Cover from INDIA

Special Cover :Hope for the Tiger
Issue Date:11th NOV'2011
Remark:Nice Tiger cub cancellation with a remark of WWF mission.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge Stamps & FDC from TAIWAN

FDC Name:Outlaws of the Marsh.
Stamp Name:Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge
Issue Date:25-04-2012
DetailsTo promote understanding about Chinese classical literature, Chunghwa Post is releasing a series of stamps based on Outlaws of the Marsh, one of the four great classic novels of Chinese literature. The first set of four stamps, was released on April 25, 2012, features “Demons Released,” “Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge,” “Mountain God Temple on a Stormy Night,” and “Knocking the Lord of the West Dead.” 
Slaying the Tiger on Jingyang Ridge (NT$5): The local government issues a warning about a tiger on Jingyang Ridge and advises travelers only to cross the ridge in the safety of a large group. Cocky Wu Song disregards the warning and crosses the ridge alone. Suddenly, a huge tiger with a white forehead and fierce-looking eyes leaps out at him. Though in a state of shock, Wu Song bravely fights the tiger and eventually paralyses it. The chapter features especially good descriptions of Wu Song’s fearlessness and valor.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Endangered Animals from Gibraltar

Stamp Name:Endangered Animals
Issue Date:31-07-2011
The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Since 1986, it has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.
The Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), is a species of rhinoceros, native to the eastern and central areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Recent conservation success has led to very gradual population increases to about 4,000 after a long and devastating period of hunting and poaching. However, the species remains Critically Endangered due to the strong demand for rhinoceros horn for traditional Asian medicines.
The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a bear native to central-western and south western China. The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. The panda is a conservation reliant endangered species. Wild population is estimated at about 1,590 individuals living in the wild.
The Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), is a tiger subspecies native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, and has been classified as endangered by IUCN as the population is estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within the Bengal’s tiger range are large enough to support a population size of 250.
The Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic Circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight of the 19 polar bear subpopulations in decline. For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect.
The Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the two species of orangutans. Found only on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, it is rarer and smaller than the Bornean orangutan. In the wild, Sumatran orangutans survive in the province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), the northernmost tip of Sumatra. The species has been assessed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2000. It is considered one of “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates.”

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography:Jon Pointer
Printer:BDT International
Process:Offset lithography
Colours:4 colours
Stamp size:30.5 x 40mm, Minsheet 160 x 105mm
Issue date:2011-07-31
Stamp Values:42p x 6

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Save the Tiger Folder from INDIA

Remark:Nice folder issued by India Post,Rajastan Circle,Jaipur.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Save Vanishing Species-Tiger Cover from USA

Cover Name:Save Vanishing Species Tiger
Stamp Issue Date:20th SEP'2011
A new U.S. postage stamp featuring a tiger cub that went on sale is a first of its kind stamp that will allow purchasers to support international wildlife conservation. Net proceeds from sale of the Save Vanishing Species stamp directly support efforts to save beloved species like elephants, tigers, and great apes.
The Save Vanishing Species stamp now available at Post Office locations in USA and It will sell for 11 cents more than a First Class Mail stamp — 55 cents — and $11 for a sheet of 20.
The stamp is the result of a 10-year effort led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and other international conservation organizations, including Wildlife Conservation Society.
All proceeds raised will benefit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which support efforts by numerous conservation organizations, including WWF, to protect wild populations of tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and marine turtles. Some of these efforts by WWF have included:
  •     Surveying tigers and their prey in Nepal
  •     Collaring and tracking elephants in Mozambique
  •     Reducing marine turtle bycatch in Gabon
  •     Restoring rhino populations to protected areas in India
  •     Preventing the spread of tuberculosis in elephants in Nepal
“This is an easy way for individuals to use their purchasing power to help save vanishing species every time they mail a letter,” said Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of conservation strategy and science at WWF. “By purchasing these stamps, anyone can play a direct role in protecting some of our most iconic and endangered wildlife. As Congress considers deep funding cuts to federal programs that protect these species, this stamp is an innovative way to ensure that species conservation continues to receive the support it needs.”
The stamp was created by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) Semipostal Stamp Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support last year. WWF played a major role in the approval of the stamp, including proposing the original idea in 2000. The program, which is administered by the USFWS, supports the conservation of many of the world’s most charismatic species. Despite its modest size, this program has broad support, including more than 20 million members of the organizations that comprise the Multinational Species Coalition. The program also stimulates public‐private partnerships and has leveraged more than three times as much in matching funds from conservation groups, corporations and other governments.
The Amur tiger cub featured on the stamp is an iconic symbol of the plight of endangered species around the world. Fewer than 3,500 tigers remain in the wild and WWF is working with other conservation groups, governments and local communities throughout their range to protect these remaining tigers from poaching and habitat destruction.
“We are extremely grateful to the U.S. Postal Service for creating a wildlife stamp that is not only beautiful, but also gives the public a chance to help preserve these magnificent animals in the wild,” said Hemley.
The stamp can be ordered today from the USPS website. Visit WWF's website to learn more about endangered species and ways that you can help.
WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit to learn more.(Source-US Postal Service)
Remark:Thanks DJ Eyers for sending such beautiful cover and stamp.This is will enhance my Tiger collection.This is a great effort by USPS & we philatelist contribute for the great cause.