Date of Issue: 26 May 2009
Denominations: 55c, $1.35, $1.40, $2.05
This stamp issue, part of the WWF–World Wide Fund for Nature Conservation Stamp Collection, focusing on four of the 14 species of dolphin that have been sighted in Australian waters.
The four dolphins featured on the stamps are:
- 55c Spotted Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
- $1.35 Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)
- $1.40 Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)
- $2.05 Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)
The WWF Conservation Stamp Collection is the world’s largest thematic stamp collection. Over 165 countries have participated and up to 16 stamp sets are issued each year. Most species depicted are at risk of extinction in the country of issue and in other cases it is the animal’s habitat that is endangered. The most recent Australia Post WWF stamp issue was the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) Royal Penguins in 2007.