Byelorussian Post has issued 2 stamps from the series “The Red Book of the Republic of Belarus”. The stamps depict a Moonwort and a European Roller. The design was prepared within the project UNDP/GEF “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Territorial Planning Policies and Practices in Belarus” with support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.
Moonwort is a fern. It is small with fleshy roots and reproduces by spores shed into the air. It is an endangered species and from the year 1993 it is included into the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus.
European Roller is a bird resembling a pigeon in size and build. It has a broad bill and bright appearance in blue, brown and black colours. In 1993 it was included into the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus.