On 3 March 2023, the UNPA continues its Endangered Species stamp series with the issuance of 12 stamps.
This year, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. To mark this occasion, the UNPA is featuring species of flora and fauna which are conservation success stories.
CITES is an international agreement between Governments that sets rules for international trade in wildlife. The Convention regulates international trade in more than 38,000 species of wild animals and plants. Its purpose is to ensure that this trade is legal, sustainable, and traceable, to ensure that the international trade in specimens of wild animals or plants does not threaten their survival.
For more than 25 years, UNPA has issued stamps in support of CITES to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora; with the aim of raising awareness about the multitude of benefits that good conservation provides to people.
New York – US$ 1.45
Aloe ferox (Cape aloe)
Crocodylus moreletii (Morelet’s crocodile)
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (bald eagle)
Ovis canadensis (Bighorn sheep)
Geneva – CHF 1,80
Dalbergia saxatilis (Dalbergia saxatilis)
Chelonia mydas (Green turtle)
Equus przewalskii (Przewalski’s horse)
Gymnogyps californianus (California condor)
Vienna – € 1,20
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)
Galanthus elwesii (Snowdrop)
Lynx pardinus (Iberian lynx)
Saiga tatarica (Saiga antelope)
Rlon Wang (王荣亮, commonly signing his works as “Rlonart”), was born in Tianshui, Gansu province, China, in 1985. He graduated from the Tianshui Normal University, Department of Fine Arts, where he majored in Chinese painting. Rlon now lives and works in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and is well known as an illustrator and designer. The rich colours of his style of work have a very high visual impact. Most of his works combine traditional Eastern elements and Western shapes, expressing the ornamental value and modern visual representation of his unique style. Since he became an independent illustrator in 2014, Wang’s commercial illustrations have received several accolades.
This is Rlon Wang’s second set of stamps for the United Nations. He also illustrated the 2019 Endangered Species stamp series.