quarta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2008
Wonderful cover received from Ecuador.
This envelope is illustrated with geographical map of the Galapagos and decorated with "alive" three stamps:
-- $ 0.40 Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) - 2008
-- $ 0.80 Mantaraya (Aetobatus narinari) - 2008
-- $ 1.20 map of the Galapagos - 2006
About Galapagos Islands:
"... In 1986 the surrounding 70,000 square kilometres (43,496 sq mi.) of ocean was declared a marine reserve, second only in size to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In 1990 the archipelago became a whale sanctuary. In 1978 UNESCO recognised the islands as a World Heritage Site, and in 1985 a Biosphere Reserve. This was later extended in December 2001 to include the marine reserve..." - Wikipedia
Thank you very much, John!