24 September 2010

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity



Iceland – 16 September 2010

International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations have proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The International Year of Biodiversity is meant to help raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and encourage self sustainable development and community protection against disasters caused by lack of water, the spread of diseases, crop failure and loss of livestock. Almost all ecosystems on earth have been disrupted by human beings. One fourth of the world‘s fishing stocks are being overfished resulting in closure of fishing grounds with serious social and economic consequences. Changes in the use of land result in decreased precipitation causing desert formation and water shortages. Various new and more powerful methods must be applied in all spheres of human endeavour if the loss of biodiversity is to be halted and a more equitable exploitation of resources achieved. 

: Iceland Post

Stamps from Malta


Date of Issue  - 23 September 2010

Malta Post issued  a philatelic commemorative set of four stamps entitled ‘2010 International Year of Biodiversity’ on  23rd September 2010. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. This initiative invited the World to take action to safeguard the variety of life on earth.

The  stamps depict four species found in the Maltese Islands which are: the Maltese (Filfla) Wall Lizard, the Storm Petrel, the Maltese Pyramidal Orchid and the Fresh - Water Crab. The Maltese biodiversity is part of Malta’s natural heritage. Flora and fauna in Malta are rich with a large number of species of plants and animals. Most of these species are endemic species found only in the Maltese islands.

: Malta Post

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