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Australia Postal Services 2007 Issue
Design by Simone Sakinofsky

Threatened Wildlife

Australia Postal Service will issue four new stamps with postage values of 50c, $1.25 and $1.30 named "Threatened Wildlife" on the 26th of June 2007. These stamps depict four different animals that are classified as vulnerable or endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 or EPBC. Australia like most other countries has an accelerated Extinction rate because of habitat clearance, over exploitation of rivers, Urban expansion and pollution of our air, water and soil. All these factors have place us all in a situation that requires nature conservation. The four animals depicted on the stamps are identified below:

  • Grey-headed Flying-Fox (50c Top Left) - population declined substantially due to ongoing forest habitat clearance.
  • Mountain Pygmy-Possum (50c Top Right) - long believed extinct it was found in a ski-hut on Mount Hotham in the Victorin Alps in 1966. Estimated population is around 2000 and they are all in four Australian alpine locations. Main threat to the species is habitat destruction.
  • Flatback Turtle ($1.25) - main threat is habitat loss and animals that eat there eggs. Vehicles and Tourism activities on nesting beaches are also a threat.
  • Wandering Albatross ($1.30) - main threat is long line fishing operations, predators, habitat damage and competition with other animals for nest space.

"Threatened Wildlife" stamps can be purchased as a set of 4, Prestige booklet, Stamp pack, Gutters or FDC. The size of each stamp is 26mm x 37.5mm and 37.5mm x 26mm with a 14.6 x 13.86 perforation using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by SEP Sprint, using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell paper.


Threatened Wildlife FDC


Threatened Wildlife Stamp Pack



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.auspost.com.au/philatelic/stamps/intro.asp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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