Wednesday, December 29, 2010


125fr Eulophia spp., a terrestial African orchid is pictured on this 2004 flora issue.


225fr The Water Hyacinth, while a beautiful sight on inland waterways in Africa, is a serious concern due to the rate of growth by which it can completely cover the surface of ponds or slow-moving rivers

Friday, December 24, 2010


70fr: The Green Sea Turtle is a wide-ranging species that has several nesting beaches in the Gulf of Aden

Thursday, December 23, 2010

GAMBIA / Gambie

D1 Scouting and nature discovery, issued to commemorate the Australian Jamboree of 1987-8

GAMBIA / Gambie

50b This issue shows the Coral, Erythrina or Flame Tree, well-known in Africa for its showy flowers

IVORY COAST / Cote d'Ivoire

100fr this stamp shows one of the approx. 800 species of Sapotaceae trees and shrubs, many of which produce locally important fruits

Saturday, December 11, 2010


20 Shillings: this pair of booklet stamps feature photos of the Bongo (a forest antelope), the black and white colobus monkey, and the Cheetah at rest


50c this stunning stamp shows the ceremonial costume of the Kamba people, a Bantu group from eastern Kenya, known for their industrious trade and fine handcrafts

Thursday, December 9, 2010


2.5 mt The blue or diademed monkey is shown on this issue. This species ranges from the forests and bamboo groves of the Congo Basin and the Rift Valley to N. Zambia and Mozambique.


100mt This issue warns of the dangers of spreading wildfires, a severe problem in arid and seasonally dry areas of Africa

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


90fr The baobab is a revered tree in West AFrica and is featured on this 2002 issue, promoting ecotourist attractions


100fr this 2007 stamp issue warns of the dangers of deforestation in this semi-arid country, and implores residents not to cut trees down

Saturday, December 4, 2010


200fr This 2007 issue shows a Lion and other wildlife in the Niokolo-koba National Park, a large area in central-south Senegal

Friday, December 3, 2010


R4 overprint showing the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, an endemic species unique to the Veuve Nature Reserve on La Digue island

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


P1.10 Diverse wildlife issue, showing the Blue Wildebeest at left and a zebra on far right, baobab in background


450fr: World Cup USA, a 1994 issue, large size format showing a local player

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