StampNews.com would like to let our readers know that the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issues six stamps showcasing the environmental beauty of Canada’s landscape in honour of World Environment Day. Since 1987, a different country has hosted World Environment Day.
This year, Canada is the host of World Environment Day, and the theme is “Connecting People to Nature.”
The stamps are photographic images from AGE Fotostock and illustrate the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick (49¢), Polar bear in Baffin Island, Nunavut ($1.15), Snowy Owl in Quebec (CHF 1,00), Red Maples and Aspens (CHF 2,00), Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa (€ 0,68), and Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains (€ 1,70).
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 each year and is the United Nations’ principal means for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach with participation by more than 100 countries. It also serves as the “people’s day” for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates a positive impact on the planet.
The 49-cent stamp depicts rock formations at the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy.
“In the spirit of this year’s theme, ‘Connecting People to Nature,’ I encourage all Canadians to explore our country’s beautiful natural areas, including our national parks, national wildlife areas, and migratory bird sanctuaries,” said Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna earlier this year.
The stamps were designed by Sergio Baradat using AGE Fotostock photographs by Bill Gozansky, Michael Nolan, Malcolm Schuyl, Don Johnston, Barret & MacKay, and Roy Langstaff.