MIL-OSI Translation: Special postage stamps series “Europe”: Endangered national wild animals

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Source: Federal Ministry of Finance, Postage Stamps and Collector Coins

In May 2021, the Federal Ministry of Finance will issue a special postage stamp entitled “Endangered National Wildlife” from the “Europe” series.

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Series “Europe” Endangered national wild animalsMycetoma suturale, Ceruchus chrysomelinus, Tragosoma depsarium – these names designate three of the 16 proven jungle relic beetles in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Before the establishment of modern forestry, those beetles were a familiar sight in the forests of the Bavarian Forest. When the forest began to be used more intensively at the beginning of the last century, the dead wood left there and with it the habitat of the beetles disappeared. Each species colonizes an individual habitat, a so-called niche. For example, while one species needs thick, shady, lying dead pine, another needs a standing, sunny, dead spruce trunk. These combinations are very rare and are only found in forests that have large amounts of deadwood. Since such areas are also rare, most of the jungle relic beetles are classified as endangered. In large protected areas, such as the Bavarian Forest National Park, natural forest dynamics are allowed in line with the philosophy of “let nature be nature”. Endangered species find their necessary micro-habitats here and can build up stocks. Design of postage stamps: Thomas Serres, Hattingen Photos of the beetles: © National Park Management Bavarian Forest Values: 80 cents

Source: Federal Ministry of Finance

“Mycetoma suturale, Ceruchus chrysomelinus, Tragosoma depsarium – these names designate three of the 16 proven jungle relic beetles in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Before the establishment of modern forestry, those beetles were a familiar sight in the forests of the Bavarian Forest. When the forest began to be used more intensively at the beginning of the last century, the dead wood left there and with it the habitat of the beetles disappeared. Each species colonizes an individual habitat, a so-called niche. For example, while one species needs thick, shady, lying dead pine, another needs a standing, sunny, dead spruce trunk. These combinations are very rare and are only found in forests that have large amounts of deadwood. Since such areas are also rare, most of the jungle relic beetles are classified as endangered. In large protected areas, such as the Bavarian Forest National Park, natural forest dynamics are allowed in line with the philosophy of “let nature be nature”. Endangered species will find their necessary micro-habitats here and can build up populations. ”(Text: National Park Management Bavarian Forest) The design of the special postage stamp and the first day cancellation are by Thomas Serres from Hattingen; Photos of the beetles: © Bavarian Forest National Park Administration. The stamp has a value of 80 cents and will be available at Deutsche Post AG sales outlets from May 6, 2021. Please note our information on copyright.

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