Luxembourg stamps: naturemwelt


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10 February 2020
A new stamp celebrates the centenary of the Luxembourg Nature and Bird Protection Society, known locally as naturemwelt.

In 1920, the Lëtzebuerger Natur a Vulleschutzliga a.s.b.l. (Luxembourg Nature and Bird Protection Society) was founded with the aim of introducing legislation in Luxembourg for the protection of nature and birds.

This goal was achieved in 1928. The initial Bird Protection Act is still the legal basis for this field today. 

The organisation now has 11,000 members and works with 40 partner associations to provide information, raise awareness and engage politically. There are also numerous and varied opportunities for big and small nature lovers to discover and preserve valuable habitats.

As the smallest representative of the native bird world, the goldcrest is the symbol of Luxembourg’s bird protection. It lives in coniferous forests, especially in spruce forests. It is easily recognised by its rounded body and the striking yellow feathers on its head.

This small, very lively songbird can also fly on the spot in search of insects.

Stamp details

Price of the stamp: €0,80
Drawing: Johan de Crem (F)
Layout: Ierace Dechmann + Partners (L)
Printing: Multicoloured offset lithographie, 800
frame printing and random printing, Cartor
Security Printing (F)
Dimensions: 45 x 33 mm, 10 stamps per sheet

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