Formed in 1882 to encourage the study of history, natural history, geography and geology of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, La Societe Guernesiaise has been a prime instigator in the conservation of the islands' natural environment and in the preservation of their historic buildings and monuments. Nowadays, 125 years after its inception, La Societe owns or leases 50 separate areas of land, which totals 400 vergees (177 acres). As well as these areas of outstanding natural beauty, La Societe manages important areas of land for the island's government, the States of Guernsey, and became incorporated by Order in Council in January 2004.
La Societe's function can be favourably compared to those of UK wildlife trusts. However, its activities encompass a much broader spectrum, including archaeology, astronomy, botany, entomology, family history, geology and geography, history, historic buildings, marine, nature conservation and ornithology.
This set of ten self-stick stamps cover La Societe Guernesiaise's broad range of interests and celebrate 125 years of essential work conserving and preserving the Bailiwick's rich landscape.