Sweden Issued Stamp on White-Tailed Eagle

sweden eagle stampThe white-tailed eagle is one of the best examples of where humans not only can cause environmental destruction but also create something fantastic through active environ- mental improvements. Environmental toxins in the Baltic Sea eradicated almost the entire population of white-tailed eagles. These toxins made the shells of the birds’ eggs so thin that they broke during brooding. Today, white-tailed  eagles have made a strong comeback. One reason for this has been in part the decrease in environmental toxins and in part Project Sea Eagle.Today there are around 2,500 white-tailed eagles in Sweden – at the end of the 1970s only a handful were born a year.

Issue Date: 14.01.2016 Designer: Lars Sjööblom Illustrator: Ferdinand von Wright Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36.6 x 26.5 mm Values: 50 KR

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