Title : Postage Stamps of Nature Conservation Series (3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1140 
KPC#
C-806 
MICHEL#
1165 
StanGib#
1392 
Scott#
1154 
Date of Issue
06/20/1979 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Lity of the Valley 
Designer
Ahn Seung-kyung 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
All the people of our country, the Republic of Korea, are keenly aware that Nature is the very source of human lives, and the fundimental basis of our daily life. This is why all of us are doing our level best in unity for the conservation of our environment, exercising to the utmost the spirit of loving one's native land and country.

In the hope that the nationwide campaign for nature preservation will be carried out successfully, the Ministry of Communications has selected 10 kinds of animals and plants-five kinds each of the flora and fauna-that are gradually nearing extinction, as the themes of postage stamps to be issued on five serial occasions this year. The following two items are for the third of the series:
1.Amur (Manchurian) Goral: Naemorhedus goral raddeanus (Haude).
Natural Mounment No. 217, this species is found in the Ussuri River region of Manchuria and in the mountainous areas of Korea such as Mt. Sorak, Taegwallyeong Hill, Mt. Odae and Mt. Taibaik, all in Gangweon Province. In the past it was also found in the northernmost province of Hamgyeong-bugdo in North Korea. Its movement is slow, but it can climb up and down steep rocks and cliffs quite skillfully as it likes rocky places in the alpine and subalpine mountains. Both male and female have long ears and horns, with the body color being varied from grayish black to white. It lives in groups of 2 to 5 and its voice simial to that of the goat. Being a vegetarian, it eats tree leaves, branches, shoots, seeds and grasses.

2. Lily of the Valley: Convallaria keiskei Miquel-Liliaceae.
A perennial herb which grows in all parts of Korea, "Lily of the Valley" spreads with running horizontal rhizomes, thus forming dense carpets in the open land. It is distributed widely also in Manchuria and Siberia to the north and in Japan to the east. Its flowers bloom around the end of April or early in May, in a nodding bell shape, and its globular berry fruits are red with a diameter of about 6mm.