Gibraltar-Romania joint issue spotlights national nature reserves

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15 November 2019
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The Post Office Gibraltar has today (15 November) announced the release of a two-stamp Gibraltar-Romania joint issue.

Gibraltar has collaborated with Romania on this joint stamp issue with the common topic Nature Reserves. The set of two stamps features an aerial view of Gibraltar’s Upper Rock Nature Reserve and a view of Romania’s Retezat National Park.

Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

The Gibraltar Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that covers over 40% of Gibraltar’s land area. It was established as the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in 1993 under the International Union for Conservation of Nature and is perhaps best known for its semi-wild population of Barbary macaques.

The Rock is one of the main tourist attractions in Gibraltar, offering dramatic views of the area. The Upper Rock Nature Reserve can be reached by road or by the Gibraltar Cable Car, next to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.

Retezat National Park, Romania

The Retezat National Park is a protected area located in the Retezat Mountains in Hunedoara county, Romania. It contains more than 20 peaks over 2,000 metres in altitude as well as 1,000 species of plant. The Park is home to 55 species of mammals, overall 23% of all European terrestrial mammals, including the iconic brown bears, wolves and lynx.

Stamp details

Design: Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography: Romfilatelia & Icarus
Printer: Bpost Security printing
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 colours
Stamp size: 50 x 30mm
Issue date: 2019-11-12
Stamp Values: 70p & £2.26

 

To purchase the stamps, visit the Gibraltar Stamps website.

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Report and images courtesy Gibraltar Stamps