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25 April 2015

World Natural Heritage of Russia - Republic of Tyva

Saker Falcon (獵鷹)
Russia (2013)

27th February, 2013. Moscow

Uvs Lake is a highly saline lake in an endorheic basin - Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia with a small part in Russia. It is the largest lake in Mongolia by surface area, covering 3,350 km² at 759 m above sea level. The northeastern tip of the lake is situated in the Tuva Republic of the Russian Federation. The largest settlement near the lake is Ulaangom. This shallow and very saline body of water is a remainder of a huge saline sea which covered a much larger area several thousand years ago.

All of the lake and many parts of its surroundings have been declared protected sites. The UNESCO is using the designation "Uvs Lake site" as an umbrella term to summarize twelve separate clusters of protected sites, each a representative of a major eastern Eurasian biome. In 2003, the UNESCO listed the Uvs Lake Basin as a natural World Heritage Site. It was nominated as "one of the largest intact watersheds in Central Asia where 40,000 archeological sites can be found from historically famous nomadic tribes such as the Scythians, the Turks and the Huns." This transboundary patrimony is one of the largest sites inscribed in the World Heritage List to date.

18 April 2015

Wadden Sea National Park

From left to right :
Texel Sheep (特塞爾羊) ; Black-tailed Godwit (黑尾塍鷸) and
Harbour Seal (港海豹)
Denmark (2015)

2nd January, 2015. Copenhagen

Wadden Sea National Park (Nationalpark Vadehavet) was named a Danish national park on 17 January 2008, starting from 2010. Since June 2014 it contributes the Danish part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage of the Wadden Sea. Prince Joachim of Denmark is Patron of the Wadden Sea Centre.

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's seas whose coastline has been most modified by humans, via systems of dikes and causeways on the mainland and low lying coastal islands. The Wadden Sea stretches from Den Helder in the Netherlands in the southwest, past the great river estuaries of Germany to its northern boundary at Skallingen north of Esbjerg in Denmark along a total length of some 500 km and a total area of about 10,000 km². Within the Netherlands it is bounded from the IJsselmeer by the Afsluitdijk.

Black-tailed Godwit (黑尾塍鷸)
Denmark (2015)

2nd January, 2015. Copenhagen

11 April 2015

Wild Germany - Bodden

First day postmark : Common Crane (灰鶴)
Germany (2015)

2nd January, 2015. Berlin

First day postmark : Pied Avocet (反嘴鷸)
Germany (2015)

2nd January, 2015. Bonn

First day postmark : Black-headed Gull (紅嘴鷗)
Germany (2015)

2nd January, 2015. Bonn

Bodden are briny bodies of water forming lagoons, along the southwestern shores of the Baltic Sea, primarily in Germany's state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Especially around the island of Rügen, Usedom and the Fischland-Darss-Zingst peninsula, these lagoons can be found. Part of them are protected reserves, forming the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park.

They have a distinctive geological origin and are enclosed by peninsulae, spits and islands, leaving only narrow connections to adjacent bodden or the open sea. Freshwater inflow from the mainland and saltwater inflow from the open sea, which depends on wind direction and force as well as the proximity of the bodden to the sea, result in fluctuating salt gradients and distinctive ecosystems.

4 April 2015

Russia-North Korea joint issue

L : Western Osprey (魚鷹) ; R : Eurasian Sparrowhawk (北雀鷹)
Russia (2014)

17th October, 2014. Astrakhan

Osprey is a large bird of prey birds of prey of the family unit Skopina. Spread all over the world except Antarctica and some oceanic islands. Live in areas where there are large clean ponds rich in fish. It feeds mainly on fish, which tracks down, flying high above the water. The current strength of the Osprey decreases it is listed in the Red Book. Russia has signed an agreement with Korea, India, Japan on Migratory Skopje and measures for their protection.

Sparrowhawk is a small bird of prey birds of prey of the family Accipitridae squad. Distributed from Western Europe and North Africa to the Far East and the Himalayas. Found in most parts of Russia, except treeless deserts, steppes and tundra. Preys mainly on small birds. Due to the use of pesticides in the middle of the 20th century. number Sparrowhawk reached historic lows, but since then its population grew again.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (北雀鷹)
Russia (2014)

12th October, 2014. Moscow

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (北雀鷹)
North Korea (2014)

30th May, 2016. Pyongyang

Western Osprey (魚鷹)
Russia (2014)
12th October, 2014. Moscow

Western Osprey (魚鷹)
North Korea (2014)
30th May, 2014. Pyongyang
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