International Year of Forest series 2011

International Year of Forest series 2011
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : a splendid tribute to the United Nation’s International Year of Forests.
Both portions together make it look like 1 stamp
Illustration: S. Gibson / M. Clark
Photography: Anthony Redpath
Did you know that more than 1.6 billion of the world’s people depend on forests for their livelihood? Or that worldwide, the forest industry is responsible for $270 billion in trade, annually? Here in Canada, our forests are among the largest and most diverse in the world—and have long been central to our economy.
Canadian forests cover 41% of the country’s land mass, which amount to roughly 10% of the world’s forest. In addition to moderating climate and filtering the air we breathe, they also provide a home for countless wildlife species.
Given the importance of forests to our economy, our environment and our well-being, the essential role they play in countries around the world and the way in which issues surrounding the future of the forest unite us globally, it comes as no surprise that the United Nations has declared 2011 as International Year of Forests. This global initiative, launched in February during the 9th session of the United Nation’s forum on forests, seeks to “raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.”
In honour of the U.N.’s International Year of Forests, Canada Post is releasing a two-stamp issue that speaks to both the diversity and intrinsic value of Canada’s forests. Designed by Vancouver’s Subplot Design, the stamps offer two views of the contemporary forest; one showing the marvel of life found in the forest floor and the other depicting the sheer strength and lush fecundity of a new growth North American rainforest through a close-up of new trees that culminates in a fresh canopy of green leaves.
Face value PERMANENT™ domestic rate $0.59
Catalog code (Michel) CA MH0-404
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2463a
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 413796111; Yvert et Tellier CA C2593 Stanley Gibbons CA SB427
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Booklet stamp
Print run 2,700,000
Issue date 21/04/2011
Designer Subplot Design Inc.
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 8 colours
Printed by Lowe-Martin
Perforation Simulated perforation
Height 80.00 mm
Width 30.00 mm
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