COP17 Eye on Africa

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COP17 Eye on Africa


Product Description

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between 182 Parties (181 countries and the EU). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, known as CITES CoP17, or the World Wildlife Conference, will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24 September to 5 October 2016. The conference will bring the global community together to tackle the world’s biggest wildlife challenges and opportunities.

The Eye on Africa stamps feature twelve endangered species of animals and plants found in Africa. To learn more about these and other endangered species, please visit

Date of issue: 24 September 2016
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photo credit: AGE fotostock, Donald Brown, Miles Anderson
Denominations: $1.15, CHF 2.00, € 1.70
Stamp size: 40mm x 30mm
Sheet size: 100mm x 80mm
Stamps per sheet: 4
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 13 x 13-1/4
– $1.15 30,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
– CHF 2.00 30,000 sheets (120,000 stamps)
– € 1.70 35,000 sheets (140,000 stamps)

The Designs:

New York:
– Addax (Addax nasomaculatus)
– White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
– African lion (Panthera leo)
– Disa uniflora

– Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum)
– Madagascan mantella (Mantella madagascariensis)
– Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei)
– Avonia Quinaria

– Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
– Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres)
– Cape pangolin (Smutsia temminckii)
– Mystacidium Capense



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