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Tijuca National Park stamps from Brazil

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The Brazilian Post has issued a set of stamps dedicated to the Tijuca national Park.

Tijuca National Park, with its 3,951 hectares in area, is a fragment of the Atlantic Forest biome and an integral part of the Biosphere Reserve of Rio de Janeiro. Created in July 6, 1961, it is currently the most visited national park in Brazil, receiving more than 2 million visitors a year. Situated in the heart of metropolis with about six million inhabitants the park stands out to be a great "green mass".

In the background, symbolizing the forest park, the artist used the green color in various shades.

The stamps illustrate typical species of fauna and flora: Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis), Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon), Hedgehog (Coendou insidiosus) and Laelia lobata (Hadrolaelia lobata) - endemic and endangered Orchid - symbol of Tijuca National Park.

At the top left, the logo of the International Year of Forests is depicted and at the right, a logo advertising the Philatelic Exhibition "Brasiliana 2013."

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