Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monkeys of Burundi

Burundi Post issued the stamp series feature monkey species on March 15, 2011. The issues are consist of three single postage stamps and one gorillas-shaped souvenir sheet.

The uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel-wood, coupled with agricultural clearing and grazing lands has resulted in nearly complete deforestation of this country . The serious loss of land has effected wildlife severely.

Widespread ethnic civil war and the subsequent collapse of government conservation efforts further reduced forest areas and resulted in increased poaching of wildlife. 
Due to habitat destruction, gorillas and elephants are extinct in Burundi and virtually all wildlife is threatened.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rowan Tree

The rowans or mountain-ashes are shrubs or small trees in genus Sorbus of family Rosaceae and  native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest species diversity in the mountains of western China and the Himalaya.

On 25 April 2007 , B & H Croatian Post Mostar has issued stamp feature Rowan tree in a souvenir sheet . This issue depict rowan tree on stamp and the rowan’s fruit as part of  background picture.
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