Ljubljansko Barje wetlands
Date of Issue : 25 September2015
Slovenia is a land of many natural treasures. This country stands from others by its gorgeous national parks and reserves. The tourists flow in Slovenia to contemplate the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous scenery. One on of those beauties is depicted on a new Slovenian stamp issue.
The Ljubljansko Barje wetlands are a unique blend of meadows, fields, hedges and channels where open green spaces meet the sky and the Ljubljanica, the river that has helped create this area over the course of history. Thanks to the traditional methods used to cultivate the land, the area is still distinguished by great biodiversity and diversity of landscape.
Water meadows, flood meadows and thousands of kilometers of drainage channels attract moisture-loving representatives of the animal kingdom. The Ljubljansko Barje offers a home to several hundred species of birds and to numerous butterflies, dragonflies and amphibians. The mutually dependent habitats of the Ljubljansko Barje clean the air, water and soil, help cool hot summers and offer people an opportunity for relaxation and discovery in the direct vicinity of Slovenia’s capital city.
Six thousand six hundred years ago the Ljubljansko Barje was a lake, on the shores of which more than forty piledwellers’ settlements grew up over the course of 3,000 years. In 2002 the oldest wooden wheel in the world was discovered in the Ljubljansko Barje. Part of a two-wheeled cart, it was made by an expert wheelwright 5,200 years ago.
In 2011 two groups of Barje pile-dwellings were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of their outstanding universal value. This combination of valuable natural features and rich cultural heritage today enjoys protected status within the Ljubljansko Barje Nature Park. The best way to discover its treasures is on foot, by bicycle or by boat.
NEW PICTORIAL CANCELLATION IN GERMANY
On October 30th 2015 will be issued a new pictorial postmark in 81823 München(Munich).The postmark is featuring the skeleton of a mammoth. Interested philatelists may please contact Wolfgang Beyer, Vice Chairman of the German Philatelic Collector Group ARGE ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.firstname.lastname@example.org , Postage rates: 0,80 Euro AIRMAL, 2,95 Euro REGISTERED AIRMAIL.
Courtesy: Wolfgang Beyer, Germany
News from Philatelic Societies
Celebrating 175th Anniversary of World's First Adhesive Postage
Chandigarh Philatelic Club, the pioneer philatelic club in the north, having been established in 1967 emerged pioneer once more by Celebrating 175th Anniversary of World's First Adhesive Postage on the 6th May, 2015 in Chandigarh.
More than 300 students of St. Stephen's School, their teachers and eminent philatelists of the Club participated in the event.
A presentation on Penny Black, Two Penny Blue and Penny Red was made by the undersigned.The original stamps from my collection were un-veiled by me during the presentation.
The gathering was enlightened about the evolution of Penny Black after the Postal Reforms by Sir Rowland HIll. Process of printing such stamps was also explained to them.
Afterwards, a Special Cover, designed internally for the Club, was also released to mark the Anniversary.Subsequently, students and their teachers were individually taken towards the exhibits and their queries answered.
- Abnash Luthra – Chandigarh