22 March 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 14

1961, Madagascar  (known as Malagasy 1960-1975)
Fourth largest island in the world
Showing a Ruffed Lemur. They are considered critically endangered (since 2008) having declined in population by 80% over the last 30 years mostly due to the fact that as much as 90% of the original island forest has been decimated.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful stamp. Interesting that even in 1961 nature conservation was being promoted.

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  2. Fascinating creatures, unfortunately habitat destruction never seems to end.

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  3. First Madascan stamp I've seen. So many species endangered by man even a place as unique as Madascar.

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