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New sets of stamps features successful reintroduction of extinct species

A stamp illustrated with a Eurasian Beaver (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)
A stamp illustrated with a Eurasian Beaver (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)

 

THE successful reintroduction of extinct or endangered flora and fauna feature on a new set of stamps.

A Large Blue Butterfl (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)

The Eurasian beaver and pool frog are illustrated on the six stamps going on sale at post offices from April 17.

Stinking Hawk’s-bear (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)

The sand lizard, large blue butterfly, osprey and stinking hawk’s-beard plant complete the set, illustrated by Wiltshire-based artist Tanya Achilleos Lock.

Osprey (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: “When a plant or animal become extinct in a country, that does not have to be the end of the story.

Pool Frog (Royal Mail Group/Tanya Achilleos Lock/PA Wire)

“Our beautiful new stamps mark the skill and expertise of conservationists in reintroducing species back to their former environments.”