New Estonian Stamps

Protection of the Baltic Sea Natural Environment

estonia environment stampThe Baltic Sea is an inland sea of the Baltic Ocean, which surrounds Estonia from the north and the west. The other countries of the Baltic Sea are Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Baltic States are developed industrial countries and the settlements’ and industrial enterprises’ effluent flow into the sea from large areas. A lot of nutrients used in agriculture and forestry flow into the sea and as a result of this the coastal and maritime flora has started to thrive out of proportion. The biggest amount of toxic substances build up at the end of the feeding chain. Seals, who mainly eat fish, are at the end of feeding chain and due to the environmental toxic substances numerous female animals have lost their power of breeding. Purposeful protection makes it possible to keep the Baltic Sea relatively clean and viable, to preserve the versatility of to its natural environments and to restore the quality of the environment and of the waters.

Issue Date: 12.03.2015 Designer: Indrek Ilves Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 66 x 55 mm Values: 2.55

Definitive Stamp Elva

estonia elva stampThe city of Elva is the second in size in the Estonian Tartu County both in terms of the number of population and size of its territory (991,6 ha, population 5771 on Jan 1, 2015). The history of the city is closely connected with the railway and the date of the foundation of the city is July 22, 1889 when the railway station building that received the signboard „Elva“. Elva is a beautiful small town that is known for its numerous pinewoods and lakes. The best known lakes are Verevi and Arbi and 40 % of the territory of the city is covered with nature reserves and forest parks. The local sunny pinewoods, lakes with warm water and the picturesque banks of the Elva River have provided opportunities of rest since nearly a century now. Also today Elva is the educational and cultural attraction center. Elva’s nature offers magnificent opportunities for active spending of free time and practice health sports.

Issue Date: 12.03.2015 Designer: Indrek Ilves Printer: AS Vaba Maa Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 24 x 24 mm

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