13 April 2010 - Endangered Mammals Royal Mail First Day Cover with Hedgehog postmark
The fourth in Royal Mail's new nature series, 'Action for Species' concentrates on mammals. The series examines UK species that are endangered, but thanks to the efforts of conservation groups and the public, we have become increasingly aware of the threats to our mammal populations, and many now benefit from legal protection and active conservation measures, and are showing encouraging signs of recovery.
The issue comprises of ten 1st class stamps in a se-tenant block featuring UK mammal species that are endangered. The British Isles is home to more than 60 species of mammals, but almost half of these have been introduced from elsewhere in the world – and they include some of the most abundant, like the rabbit and grey squirrel.
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The set of 10:
Humpback Whale - Wildcat - Brown Long-Eared Bat - Polecat - Sperm Whale - Water Vole - Greater Horseshow Bat - Otter - Dormouse - Hedgehog