Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1986

The beautiful Marco Polo sheep, Ovis ammon polii, with their large size and spiraling horns, are "near threatened" species. Most Marco Polo sheep live in the Pamir Mountains region adjacent to the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China. Their elevation ranges from 3,700 to 4,800 m (12,100 to 15,700 ft) above sea level. The subspecies lives mainly in the northwestern part of the Hunza district of Pakistan along the Chinese border, inhabiting the Kilik Mintaka border and the northwestern area of Khunjerab National Park. [3]

In order to create awareness of their "near threatened" status and save these beautiful sheep from extinct, Pakistan Post issued a special commemorative stamp during 1986.
 20 January:Wildlife Series (Fauna) - Falco peregrinus peregrinator
 18 February: The 25th Anniversary of Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan
 25 April: The 100th Anniversary of Government Sadiq Egerton College, Bahawalpur
 11 May: The 25th Anniversary of Asian Productivity Organization or APO
 14 August: The 39th Anniversary of Independence
8 September: International Literacy Day

 28 October:  UNICEF Child Survival Campaign
 3 November: The 100th Anniversary of Aitchison College, Lahore
20 November: International Year of Peace 
25 November: The 4th Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament, Karachi 
 4 December: Wildlife Series (Fauna) - Ovis ammon polii (Marcopolo Sheep)
20 December:International Stamp Exhibition "ECOPHILEX '86" - Islamabad, Pakistan
The stamps bear photos of mosques: Selimiye Mosque, Turkey  - Gawhar Shad, Iran - Grand Mosque, Pakistan

References: | 1 | 2 | 3 |
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