New Zealand: Stamp on Fish and Game Habitat work

\"newzealandThe new Game Bird Habitat Stamp highlights the outstanding habitat conservation work being undertaken by hunters.The stamp was painted by Jeanette Blackburn and features the Pukeko with Marlborough’s Para Wetland as the background. Funds from the stamp programme come from the sale of stamps to collectors and the contribution from hunters as part of the game bird hunting licence fee. These funds are collected by the New Zealand Fish & Game Council and transferred to the Game Bird Habitat Trust Board for distribution to worthy habitat projects.It is significant that the Para Wetland features on the stamp. The Para, New Zealand’s largest remaining lowland wetland, has benefited from funds generated by the habitat stamp and its restoration is well underway.

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