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Friday, November 25, 2016

United Nations 2016 - COP17 Eye on Africa




COUNTRY: UNITED NATIONS
ISSUE DATE: 24 September 2016
CIRCULATION: $1.15 30,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
CHF 2.00 30,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
€ 1.70 35,000 sheets (140,000 stamps)
STAMP/SHEET SIZE: 40 x 30 mm / 100 x 80 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Sergio Baradat

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between 182 Parties (181 countries and the EU). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, known as CITES CoP17, or the World Wildlife Conference, will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24 September to 5 October 2016. The conference will bring the global community together to tackle the world’s biggest wildlife challenges and opportunities.

POSTMARKS


The Eye on Africa stamps feature twelve endangered species of animals and plants found in Africa. 




New York
– Addax (Addax nasomaculatus)
– White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
– African lion (Panthera leo)
– Disa uniflora




Geneva

– Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum)
– Madagascan mantella (Mantella madagascariensis)
– Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei)
– Avonia Quinaria




Vienna
– Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
– Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres)
– Cape pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
– Mystacidium Capense



FIRST DAY COVER




Stamps images and description thanks to United Nations Stamps

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