KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia, in collaboration with WWF-Malaysia to raise awareness on Malaysia’s endangered big cats, introduced a new stamp collection of its theme.
The new collection featured four stamp designs of Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni), leopard (Panthera pardus), Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) and clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) which are considered the most endangered species of wild cats in Peninsula Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak.
“We are happy to work with WWF-Malaysia to create awareness as well as educate the public on the alarming decline of these endangered species.
As this is the first time Pos Malaysia is issuing this kind of theme, we hope that the stamps will inspire the public to get involved in efforts to address the conservation needs of not only big cats but other endangered animal species in Malaysia,” said Pos Malaysia stamp and philatelic division head Yasmin Ramli.
Yasmin said WWF-Malaysia had contributed by providing descriptions of the animals provided in the brochures and also by selecting and producing the best pictures to be used for the special edition stamps.
The last stamp collection by Pos Malaysia of this year will issue the 60 sen stamp for Leopard, 80 sen for Sunda clouded leopard and clouded leopard.
This collection will also feature a miniature sheet with the design of Malayan tiger in RM3 denomination and other philatelic items like First Day Cover and accompanying collectors' folder at 50 sen and RM5.50 each.
All of the items can be purchased at all Pos Malaysia outlets starting from Monday.