|European Nature Conservation Year
Date of Issue:
February 28, 1995
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
|FDC Design:||Kamila ©tanclová|
|FDC Engraving:||Rudolf Cigánik|
|Cancellation Design:||Kamila ©tanclová|
|Printing:||Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Print Technology:||Recess printing from flat plates|
|FDC Print Run:||10,000|
European Nature Conservation Year 1995 is taking place on the initiative of the Council of Europe.
Onosma tornense grows in the area of Slovenský kras in the vicinity of the village of Turnianske Podhradie where there is a protected habitat of 14 hectares on the castle hill. (It is otherwise to be found in the contiguous area of Hungary.) It is fully protected as a very rare species and its occurence is completely - or almost completely - limited to Slovakia. It grows nowhere else in the world. It is listed in the Red Book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources as a flower of Slovakia.
In addition to portraying the protected plants in question, stamps in this series also feature the emblem of the European Nature Conservation Year.
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