PHLPost issues special stamps featuring Philippine wildlife

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PIA) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently released new set of stamps featuring some of the endemic Philippine wildlife animals which are vulnerable from extinction.

“PHLPost supports the education and information campaign of the government and the private sector in preserving and protecting our country’s wild species of animals that are at risk of extinction,” Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.

According to PHLPost, the special stamps feature four Philippine wildlife species, to include the Flower Pecker, Sail-Fin Lizard, Pangolin, and the Freshwater Purple Crab.

The country’s Flower Pecker is common in the Western Visayas area, while the endemic Sail-Fin Lizard lives near rivers in tropical forests. The Pangolin and Freshwater Purple Crab are both endemic in Palawan province.

In recent years, however, these animals are threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation, and commonly subjected to heavy hunting.

The special stamps are now available at the Manila Central Post Office at P15 each.

For inquiries, please call PHLPost at (02) 527-0108 or 527-0132. (PHLPOST/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)

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