The Australia Post are celebrating August Stamp Collecting Month by inviting Australians to go on Reef Safari with the release of five stamps showcasing the beautifully diverse and threatened species found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Jane Cohen (Australia Post General Manager of Consumer), described this as an ‘exciting way for young students to engage in thought-provoking themes’. With it also coinciding with the International Year of the Reef, it is a good opportunity for collectors to look at better ways to preserve their UNESCO World Heritage site.
“In the International Year of the Reef, we’re encouraging children to learn more about the environment and biodiversity of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the special Reef Safari stamp issue. The five stamps highlight the beauty and diversity of species living in the largest coral reef system in the world – the Grey Reef Shark, Green Sea Turtle, Nautilus, Olive Sea Snake and Emperor Angelfish,” said Ms Cohen.
“As one of the world’s seven natural wonders and one of our most popular tourist locations, the Great Barrier Reef is home to billions of organisms, corals, and marine life. Sadly, climate change has placed the reef under pressure like never before, and we hope these stamps can highlight the things we can do to make a difference.”
The stamps were available from August 1st and for as long as stocks last.
Original Source: Australia Post News Room