Monday, January 26, 2015

Odd Shaped Sheet - Botswana - White Rhinoceros 2011

Botswana Post launched these stamps illustrated by local artist, Jacob Disele on November 21st 2011. The stamps depict white rhinos and are endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

"The white rhino is being ruthlessly hunted for its horn, which is believed to have medicinal properties and also for use as decoration for daggers and swords in Asia and Middle East." said the CEO at Botswana Post during the launch. He mentioned that they have also recognised the need to preserve the white rhinoceros and its habitat, by coming up with the stamp issue. The idea is to sensitise the public and the entire world about the threatened, extra- ordinary animal, which has been mercilessly hunted and killed.

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