Malta Issued Stamps on Endangered Species

malta stampsMalta has issued a set of  four stamps on “Endangered Species” on 15th April 2016. This issue is intended to mark initiatives by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which, since 1961 has sought to conserve wildlife by engaging science and working closely with local communities.The issue illustrates the Shearwater, a species that is commonly seen along the Maltese shores. The common name, ‘Shearwater’ describes the birds’ habit of gliding on stiff wings along the troughs of waves. In Maltese the bird is known as “Ċiefa”.Fran Trabalon photographed the birds featured on the stamps. The four stamps each bear a value of €0.75 in a miniature sheet format measuring 120mm x 80mm, with a perforation of 13.75 x 13.75 (comb.) and the Maltese Cross watermark. Each stamp measures 35mm x 35mm. Printex Limited printed the sheet in the offset process and the issue consists of 25,200 sheets.

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