New Stamps from Portugal

Pioneers of Dance in Portugal

portugal dance stampsIssue Date: 09.10.2015 Designer: Atelier Pendão & Prior / Fernando Pendão Printer: INCM Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 30,6 x 40 mm : €0.45, €0.55, €0.62, €0.72, €0.80, €1.00

International Year of Light and Soils

portugal year of light and soil stampsInternational Year of Light and theInternational Year of Soils are simultaneously celebrated in 2015, as well as the Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Science should be, now more than ever, at the service of society, driving sustainable development and alerting us to the consequences of our activities, albeit focusing, first and foremost, on possible solutions that will allow us to meet the challenges we face at present, so that we may secure our future.

The mystery of light, including its origin, composition and processing by the human brain, has always been a central problem in the history of human thought and activity. Its use is always a solution looking for a problem to be solved: in engineering, art, industry, medicine, communications, the environment, energy, agriculture, historical research, heritage preservation, etc.

The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Soils, in order to alert humans to the direct relationship between soil fertility and prosperous societies. In this sense, the many initiatives organised within the scope of these celebrations aim to help raise society’s awareness to the need for sustainable land management, as a key factor for producing food and obtaining fuels, natural fibres and clean water, as well as ensuring essential ecosystem functions and helping present and future generations to adapt to climate change.

Issue Date: 14.10.2015 Designer: Pedro Ferreira Printer: Cartor Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 30,6 x 40 mm Values: 4 x € 0,45

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