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Endangered Species: The Black Rhinoceros

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Miniature Sheet The miniature sheet containing one stamp with the value of £3...

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First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

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Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

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Description

The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is the most well known of the five living rhinoceros species, thanks largely to its highly publicised international conservation drive.

Also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, it is one of the oldest groups of mammals. Rhinos play an important role in their habitats and in countries like Namibia, black rhinos are an important source of income from ecotourism. The protection of black rhinos creates large blocks of land for conservation purposes, which benefits many other species.

Despite conservation and anti-poaching efforts, which has resulted in numbers increasing, the black rhino remains classified as critically endangered on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, with poaching for their horns posing a constant threat to their survival.

We are delighted to depict the black rhino on our miniature sheet, which is the 12th species to feature as part of our Endangered Species series.


Specification

Date of Issue 14 February 2018
Designer Joel Kirk
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 71.4mm deep x 59.6mm wide
Sheet Size 84mm deep x 118mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA Adhesive
Perforation 14 x 14.25
Cylinder A