Kaiser’s moun­tain newt among 25th edi­tion of UN en­dan­gered species stamps

Tehran Times - - SOCIETY -

TEHRAN — Kaiser’s moun­tain newt, also known as Lorestan moun­tain newt, was among the 25th edi­tion of the United Na­tions en­dan­gered species stamps un­veiled on March 2.

For 25 years, the United Na­tions Postal Ad­min­is­tra­tion (UNPA) has is­sued stamps to high­light the need for the pro­tec­tion of en­dan­gered species through­out the world. UNPA has un­veiled a new se­ries of 12 stamps, as it has done ev­ery year since 1993, fea­tur­ing 12 species pro­tected un­der CITES (Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tional Trade in En­dan­gered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

The stamps was is­sued on March 2, 2018, which fell on Fri­day and a day be­fore the 2018 World Wildlife Day. It is an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the many beau­ti­ful and var­ied forms of wild fauna and flora, and to raise aware­ness of the mul­ti­tude ben­e­fits that con­ser­va­tion pro­vides to peo­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to CITES of­fi­cial web­site, CITES Sec­re­tary-Gen- eral John E. Scan­lon has said that “We are most grate­ful to the UN Postal Ad­min­is­tra­tion for its gen­er­ous sup­port over the past 25 years in us­ing its beau­ti­ful stamps to raise aware­ness of CITES-listed species.”

Chief of the United Na­tions Postal Ad­min­is­tra­tion Thanawat Am­na­janan also high­lighted that “For 25 years, the UNPA has been work­ing with CITES to is­sue stamps to cel­e­brate many beau­ti­ful and var­ied forms of wild flora and fauna, and to raise aware­ness of the mul­ti­tude of ben­e­fits that con­ser­va­tion pro­vides. UNPA is proud to cel­e­brate this 25th an­niver­sary mile­stone with 12 dif­fer­ent va­ri­ety of species that were added to the CITES list in the past 25 years.”

The CITES-listed species fea­tured on the stamps are the red-crested tu­raco, An­dean hairy ar­madillo, Lorestan newt, gold­enseal, saiga an­te­lope, suc­cu­lent sesame, Cuban land snail, silky shark, Hoodia, Mala­gasy painted man­tella, As­sam roofed tur­tle and the ze­bra sea­horse.

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