Stamp Collecting Month 2016: Endangered Wildlife

Meet seven threatened animal species, and learn what Australian zoos and conservation programs are doing to help them.
Elephants in river
Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) is especially for kids (or the inner child in all of us). It's about encouraging budding philatelists, and sharing some educational facts on an interesting topic. Learn more about the animals that feature on the 2016 SCM stamps, by exploring the fun facts and videos here.

Meet our endangered wildlife

Endangered Wildlife SCM 2016 Western Swamp Tortoise $1 stamp

Western Swamp
Tortoise

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

This small, short-necked freshwater tortoise, are found only in two locations...

Endangered Wildlife SCM 2016 Western Lowland Gorilla $1 stamp

Western Lowland
Gorilla

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

This large primate is native to the dense, remote rainforests of central Africa.

Endangered Wildlife SCM 2016 Snow Leopard $1 stamp

Snow Leopard
 

ENDANGERED

The beautiful Snow Leopard is native to mountain ranges in central and south Asia...

Endangered Wildlife SCM 2016 Northern Quoll 50c stamp

Northern Quoll
 

ENDANGERED

This small, omnivorous marsupial was once found across northern Australia, from...

Asian Elephant
 

ENDANGERED

The Asian Elephant used to roam over most of Asia, but is now restricted to just 15%...

Orange-bellied
Parrot

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

One of the world’s rarest and most endangered species, this small parrot is on the brink...

Endangered Wildlife SCM 2016 Southern Corroboree Frog $1 stamp

Southern Corroboree Frog

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

This small, brightly coloured amphibian is one of the world’s rarest frogs.

Resources for teachers

Explores the theme of ‘Endangered wildlife’ focusing on seven native and exotic animals.

 

All about stamp collecting

If you’re new to stamp collecting, we’ve got some tips to get you going. If you want to, you can buy the SCM stamps to start off.

 

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