Title : THE PROTECTION OF WILD ANIMALS AND PLANTS  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1756 
KPC#
C-1334 
MICHEL#
1780 
StanGib#
2091 
Scott#
1767 
Date of Issue
03/07/1994 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
110 won 
Design
A Giant Purple Butterfly (Sasakia charonda Hewistom
Designer
Chang, Wan-young 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Reduction of forest lands and environmental contamination caused by rapid industrialization and urbanization, has been endangering the inhabitation of wildlife. Living things for resources and foods which were imported in 1960s and 1970s, have disturbed the balance of the local ecological system. Worse yet, some species of widllife are in a serious crisis of extermination due to illegal captures and collections. In this situation, protection of wildllife has emerged as an important issue the entire nation should pay much attention to.

Various plan, including "Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora", and "Covention on Biological Diversity", have been adopted and promoted for the protection of wildlife. Riding on these trends, our government established "The National Environmental Preservation Act" in 1991 in order to maintain the balance of the ecological system. Therefore it designated and has been protecting 179 rare species of wildlife indigenous to Korea.

Hoping that these rare species of wildlife will be safely preserved for future generations as biological resources, the Ministry of Communications, under the issuance sdhedule of "species of wildlife", issues two kinds of postage stamps featuring "A giant purple butterfly", and "A horned beetle".