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Monday, August 8, 2016

Guernsey 2016 - Ramsar Herm



COUNTRY: GUERNSEY
ISSUE DATE: 27 July 2016
STAMP SIZE:30 x 36 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Wendy Bramall





February 2016 marked the announcement that Herm, Jethou and the Humps, a collection of rocky islets off the north-eastern corner of Herm, had been formally designated as a Ramsar Site under the Convention on Wetlands.

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The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention (after the Iranian town where the treaty was signed in 1971), is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the legal framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources across the globe.

Designating an area as a Ramsar Site gives international recognition of this special environment and it is fitting that Herm, Jethou and the Humps should be recognised in this way.

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Stamp images and description thanks to Guernsey Post 

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