Romania – International Danube Day 

Every year on 29 June, under the auspices of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the International Danube Day is celebrated. This day was established to mark the signing of the Convention on Cooperation for the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Danube River at a meeting held on June 29, 1994 in Sofia (Bulgaria).

On the occasion of this event, Romfilatelia will introduce into circulation the International Danube Day postage stamps issue, on Wednesday, 29 June, this year.

The issue, consisting of four postage stamps, four minisheets and two First Day Covers, in which the following species of the Danube fauna are illustrated alongside beautiful landscapes with water lilies in the context of biodiversity: the sand martin, the Eurasian spoonbill, the otter and the hazel dormouse.

The sand martin (Riparia riparia), illustrated on the stamp with a face value of Lei 4, is the smallest species of swallow found in the Danube river basin.

The Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), depicted on the stamp with a face value of Lei 6.50, is a large, rare, beautiful bird with a “finery” that naturally attracts human admiration.

The otter (Lutra lutra), which is illustrated on the stamp with a face value of Lei 10, lives in a wide variety of aquatic habitats from low-lying areas to the mountains.

The hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is illustrated on the stamp with a face value of Lei 10.50. Approximately the size of a house mouse, the hazel dormouse is an excellent climber and jumper.   

The philatelic issue will be available starting Wensday, 29th of June, in Romfilatelia’s shops network in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara, online on https://romfilatelia.ro/store/ for Romanian orders and for international orders at: https://www.wopa-plus.com/ or get in contact with Romfilatelia S.A. at https://www.romfilatelia.ro/en/contact_en/.

Romfilatelia thanks the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests and the “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History for the documentary support provided for the development of this postage stamps issue.

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