On November 12th, 2019, two postage stamps dedicated to the theme “Flora and Fauna. Flora and Fauna of Armenia” have been cancelled and put into circulation by “HayPost” CJSC in the premises of the RA Ministry of Environment.
The postage stamps with nominal values of 230 and 330 AMD are printed in “Cartor” printing house in France with a print-run of 30 000 pcs each. The author of the stamp’s design is the artist-designer of “HayPost” CJSC Ashkhen(Mila) Khandzratsyan.
The postage stamp with the nominal value of 230 AMD depicts the bird Alcedo atthis (Common Kingfisher) sitting on a branch, which has been proclaimed “Bird of the Year” at the result of the public voting, launched by the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds in 2019.
The postage stamp with the nominal value of 330 AMD depicts Panthera pardus ciscaucasica (Caucasian Leopard) as the Government of the Republic of Armenia has declared 2019 the Year of Caucasian Leopard. The animals are depicted in their typical environment performed in an artistic style.
The postage stamp was cancelled by the Deputy Minister of High-Technological Industry of the Republic of Armenia Armen Abroyan, the Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Armenia Vardan Melikyan, the Chief Executive Officer of “HayPost” CJSC Haik Avagyan, the President of the Union of Philatelists of the RA Hovik Musayelyan.
The Caucasian Leopard (Panthera Pardus Ciscaucasica) is one of the most endangered species both in the world and in Armenia. At present, the Caucasian Leopard is included in the Red Book of the Republic of Armenia and in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
Date of issue: November 12, 2019
Artist and designer:
Printing house: Cartor, France
Size: 31,75 x 31,75 mm
Stamps per sheet: 10 pcs
30 000 pcs x 2