My name is Wahid Zia. I am collecting stamps since the last 36 years (1980). I created a blog which includes the information of Pakistan all stamps. W/W new issues & all issues of Pakistan from 1947 to date are available on this blog. I invite you to visit my blog and get useful information.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day of the Stamp - Iceland to mark International Year of Biodiversity

Iceland Post is issuing two new stamps to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.

The International Year of Biodiversity is meant to help raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and encourage self sustainable development and community protection against disasters caused by lack of water, the spread of diseases, crop failure and loss of livestock. Almost all ecosystems on earth have been disrupted by human beings. One fourth of the world's fishing stocks are being overfished resulting in closure of fishing grounds with serious social and economic consequences. Changes in the use of land result in decreased precipitation causing desert formation and water shortages. Various new and more powerful methods must be applied in all spheres of human endeavour if the loss of biodiversity is to be halted and a more equitable exploitation of resources achieved.