On 16 April 2015, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of 12 stamps depicting endangered species. The series was launched in 1993 to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. For this year’s Endangered Species stamps, UNPA is featuring 12 birds of paradise.
Birds of paradise are one of the most spectacular and colourful groups of birds in the world. They have long been recognized as a beautiful and remarkable species, because of their diversity in ornamental plumage, dazzling array of colours and their exaggerated, often bizarre, courtship displays.