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New Zealand shows us their Native Seaweeds on this new stamp issue!

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Rating: 3.3/5

New Zealand’s unique marine environment is home to nearly 900 species of native seaweed, a third of which occur nowhere else in the world. Five of these native seaweeds are celebrated in this unique stamp issue.

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published January 18th, 2014

Australian Native Orchids is the main motif for Australia’s new stamp issue!

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Rating: 3.1/5

Known for their exquisite flowers, orchids are the largest family of flowering plants in the world, with more than 30,000 species identified.

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published January 17th, 2014

Taiwan Post features Corals on their latest stamp issue!

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Rating: 3.7/5

Corals are colonial animals composed of many individual polyps and can be found in the tropics and subtropics. The marine waters around Taiwan support a great number of corals.

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published January 15th, 2014

British Virgin Islands – WWF Antillean Crested Hummingbird!

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Rating: 3.4/5

This stamp issue, produced in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), illustrates the beautiful Antillean Crested Hummingbird.

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published January 14th, 2014

Two well-known animals from the Norwegian fauna are represented on Norway’s first stamp issue of the year!

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Rating: 3.7/5

Two well-known animals from the Norwegian fauna are represented on the first stamps of the year. In their own way, the red deer and the badger have both shaped an important space for themselves in the Norwegian fauna.

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published January 10th, 2014

Liechtenstein feature Young animals of the Alpine region!

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Rating: 4.3/5

Series of stamps relating to a country’s animal world exist in profusion. This applies to Liechtenstein too. Designs featuring young animals however are a rarity.

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published January 5th, 2014

Romanian Post displays their preserved biological diversity!

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Rating: 3.6/5

Romaniais one of the few European countries having a very well preserved biological diversity. As an integral part of biodiversity, the terrestrial fauna of our country, which is one of the richest and most various fromEurope, consists of three large fauna complexes: the alpine complex, the forest complex and the steppe complex. They contain old local elements and relatively young ones, rare or even unique species on the continent.

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published December 9th, 2013

Croatian Post issue a commemorative stamp for Fauna 2013 featuring the Otter

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Rating: 4.3/5

Otter (Lutra lutra) is the biggest European marten that adjusted its life in the water and is the best swimmer of all terrestrial carnivores. It has a slender, elongated body with short legs, below the outer layer of fur there is soft layer of fur.

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published November 3rd, 2013

Japan and Spain release a joint stamp issue in recognition of floriculture

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Rating: 3.4/5

In recognition of floriculture and the plant species that are cultivated in such disparate places as Spain and Japan, the postal services of the two countries are releasing a joint set of stamps dedicated to the Geraniumand Lespedeza Thunbergii.

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published October 30th, 2013

Falkland Islands – Airmail Postcard Rate Penguins 2013

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Rating: 3.9/5

This issue comprises six Airmail Postcard rate stamps (currently 65p) showing each of the Falkland’s five breeding penguins and one of the unusual albino Rockhopper penguins.

The stamps have been beautifully illustrated by Robin Carter and capture some of the typical mannerisms of these birds that are generally regarded as being synonymous with the Falkland Islands and attract a great number of tourists each year to their shores.  The stamps are available singly in sheets of 10 and combined in a souvenir sheet.

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published October 26th, 2013

The recent discovery of a new butterfly species on Niue has sparked excitement amongst the people of Niue and butterfly enthusiasts around the world!

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Rating: 3.7/5

The recently discovered Niue Blue is the only endemic butterfly species found on the remote Pacific island of Niue. This special butterfly was found on the island in 2009 by Australian Museum Research Associate Rob Lachlan.

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published October 20th, 2013