24 September 2012

World Conservation Congress : Jeju 2012



World Conservation Congress Jeju 2012 - stamp from South Korea

The South Korean Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the "World Conservation Congress", the environmental Olympics of the global village, which was held for 10 days from September 6th to 15th, 2012 on Jeju Island, Korea's ecological repository.

The World Conservation Congress is a forum where experts from various sectors such as government organizations, NGOs, academia, corporations, media, etc. convene to contemplate and confer about solutions to major environmental problems facing the earth where we live.

This round of Congress  held on Jeju Island, was  participated by  approx. 10,000 people  from approximately 180 countries.

Korean post has issued a commemorative stamp featuring green sprouts and the Congress emblem.


Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica


Date of Issue : 6 July 2012

The Correos de Costa Rica has issued a stamp within the international series titled "National Parks 2012". The stamp is dedicated to the Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica.


Manuel Antonio National Park is a small National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas, and 132 km (82 mi) from the national capital of San Jose. Established in 1972 with an area enumerating 4,014 acres (16.24 km2) (the smallest of any Costa Rican national park), it is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails. In 2011, Manuel Antonio was listed by Forbes among the world's 12 most beautiful national parks.

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