Endangered Species 2017

Endangered Species 2017



For over 20 years the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued stamps to highlight the need for the protection of endangered species throughout the world. UNPA is proud to present this year’s collection, featuring a variety of new species added to or up­dated in the CITES appendixes in 2017 as a result of the COP17 World Wild­life Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016.

For this stamp issuance, UNPA is having a joint theme stamp issuance with Romfilatelia (the issuing company of Romanian postage stamps). A special first day cover, which contains 12 United Nations and 4 Romanian stamps, is thus also available.

Date of issue: 11 May 2017
Designer: Rorie Katz (United Nations)
Photographs: naturepl.com, Alamy Stock Photo
Denominations: US$ 1.15, CHF 1,50 and € 0,80
Stamp size: 39.2 mm x 28.6 mm
Stamps per sheet: 16 (4 designs per sheet)
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 12 ½ x 12 ¾
– US$ 1.15 16,000 sheets (256,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,50 17,000 sheets (272,000 stamps)
– € 0,80 19,000 sheets (304,000 stamps)

The Designs

The $1.15 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Paroedura masobe (Masobe gecko)
  • Alopias spp. (Thresher shark)
  • Holacanthus clarionensis (Clarion angelfish)
  • Sclerocactus blainei (Blaine’s fishhook cactus)

The CHF 1,50 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Rhampholeon spp. (Pygmy chameleons)
  • Mobula spp. (Devil ray)
  • Adansonia grandidieri (Grandidier’s baobab)
  • Scaphiophryne marmorata (Green burrowing frog)

The € 0,80 stamps depict the following endangered species:

  • Capra caucasica (Caucasian tur)
  • Nautilidae spp. (Nautilus)
  • Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Natal ginger)
  • Lygodactylus williamsi (Williams dwarf gecko)


The 2017 Endangered Species folder is a specially designed album with descriptive information about each species in English, French and German. Each stamp is beautifully highlighted by a colorful array of photographs and information relating to the species. It should be noted that the Endangered Species stamps will not be included in the 2017 Annual Collection folders. The Endangered Species folder is available in mint and cancelled condition.


About 2017 Endangered Species