On 23 October 2014, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of 12 stamps depicting endangered species. These will be the twenty-second set of stamps in UNPA’s multi-year series on Endangered Species. The series was launched in 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. For this year’s Endangered Species stamps, UNPA is featuring an array of marine life.
The US$ 1.15 stamps depict the following endangered species: Hippocampus denise (Denise’s pygmy seahorse) Rhincodon typus (Whale shark) Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped hammerhead) Scleropages formosus (Asian arowana)
The CHF 1.40 stamps depict the following endangered species: Arapaima gigas (Arapaima) Cetorhinus maximus (Basking shark) Pristis pristis (Largetooth sawfish) Acipenser baerii (Siberian sturgeon)
The € 0.70 stamps depict the following endangered species: Cheilinus undulatus (Humphead wrasse) Carcharodon carcharias (Great white shark) Manta birostris (Giant manta ray) Polyodon spathula (Paddlefish)