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"Endangered Species" Stamp Issue

On 15 April 2016, MaltaPost will join other world postal administrations by the release of a philatelic miniature sheet bearing four stamps and themed "Endangered Species".

This issue is intended to mark initiatives by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which, since 1961 has sought to conserve wildlife by engaging science and working closely with local communities.

The MaltaPost issue illustrates the Shearwater, a species that is commonly seen along the Maltese shores. The common name, ‘Shearwater' describes the birds' habit of gliding on stiff wings along the troughs of waves. In Maltese the bird is known as "Ċiefa".

MaltaPost designed the set and Fran Trabalon photographed the birds featured on the stamps. The four stamps each bear a value of €0.75, and will be issued in a miniature sheet format measuring 120mm x 80mm, with a perforation of 13.75 x 13.75 (comb.) and the Maltese Cross watermark. Each stamp measures 35mm x 35mm. Printex Limited printed the sheet in the offset process and the issue consists of 25,200 sheets.

This philatelic issue will be available as from Friday 15 April from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa MTP 1001; Telephone 2596 1740, email:

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