Title : THE PROTECTION OF WILD ANIMALS AND PLANTS  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1802 
KPC#
C-1368 
MICHEL#
1826A 
StanGib#
2143 
Scott#
1801 
Date of Issue
01/23/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
A Golden Frog 
Designer
Won, In-Jae 
Image Area
each 33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20 (5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The worldwide concern for the preservation of our ecosystem has grown, as certain wild animals and plants have become endangered species. The major reasons for the threat to their survival are soil, water and air pollution, which harm their environment, together with the indiscriminate, often illegal capture of wild animals and gathering of wild plants. Therefore, in order to spread public awareness of rare living creatures and help protect them from extintion, the Ministry of Information and Communications each year issues special postage stamps featuring species of wildlife under threat. This time the Ministry has chosen the "Golden frog" and the "Korean toad" as the subjects on these postage stamps.

The golden frog (Rana planci chosenica Okada).
The golden frog(Rana planci chosenica Okada)is 6cm long in length, with a yellow-brown belly,well-developed webbed feat and a bright green back covered with light-brown protuberances. These frogs are native to southern and western provinces of Korea and they spawn in rice paddies or ponds.

The Korean toad(Bufo bufo gargarizans Cantor).
The Korean toad(Bufo bufo gargarizans Cantor)is 6 to 10cm long in length, with a dark brown back and black protuberances scattered all over its body. The female is larger than the male, with more sely-spaced protuberances. Its diet consists mostly of insects such as ants and bees, and its habitat covers Korea, Japan and China.

In issuing these two postage stamps, the Ministry hopes that it will alert the public, and generate concern about rare wild animals and plants, thereby contributing to a restoration of the balace in our ecosystem.