Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jersey Post 2015
Protected Species

ISSUE DATE: 18 February 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: Six tariff weight steps
STAMP DESIGN: Andrew Beckett
STAMP SIZE: 25 mm x 56 mm
SHEET: Coil strips
PROCESS: Four colour gravure

Jersey is very proud of its rare and varied wildlife and certain species are protected by the Island's Biodiversity Strategy. First published in the year 2000 by the States of Jersey Eco-Active department, the strategy was established after Jersey signed the International Convention on Biological Diversity at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. 

Now focussing on as many as 67 species of animals and plants in Jersey, the department aims to produce local action plans to protect those that are threatened. Six Post & Go stamp labels that will be overprinted with postage on demand feature some of the animal species protected by the Eco-Active campaign.


The six creatures that appear on the stamps:

Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
Western Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata)
Agile Frog (Rana dalmatina)

European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)


First Day Cover is an exclusively produced item. All the stamps are affixed to a specially commissioned full colour envelope and cancelled with a Jersey Post First Day of Issue special date stamp. Information and technical details of the issue is printed on the reverse.


Presentation Pack is an exclusively produced full colour folder with stamps carefully mounted within a custom board to ensure they stay in pristine mint condition. Information and technical details of the issue is printed on the inside of the folder.