StampNews.com hurries to inform our readers that Finland Post has prepared for release three original stamps featuring three endangered animal species found in Finnish nature: the Saimaa ringed seal, the pygmy damselfly and the lesser white-fronted goose.
These bright stamps have been designed by Petteri Mattila – a famous Finnish illustrator – and are to be issued on the 9th of September.
The 1st class stamps will be released in cooperation with WWF Finland. The reverse sides of the stamps contain information on the species and their protection and the protection work done by WWF.
The critically endangered species featured on the stamps face many threats, including climate change and other changes to their habitats. However, the ringed seal population has actually increased thanks to conservation work: the species, which had been hunted to the brink of extinction, has been protected since 1955, and WWF began its conservation work in 1979. The Saimaa ringed seal population is currently estimated at 320.