BotswanaPost in partnership with Hoisting Solutions have launched the fourth stamp issue for the year 2019 – “Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Cranes”. This stamp issue seeks to capture a dimension of Botswana’s spectacular bird life and promote the need to conserve these endangered species.
BotswanaPost first launched the “Endangered Birds of Botswana” stamp series in 2015, with the release of “Save Botswana’s Vultures” stamp issue being the first of the series. In 2017, the second addition to the series, “Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Bustards” was launched followed by “Endangered Birds of Botswana: The Flamingos” in 2018. This unique series not only creates awareness on the diversity of Botswana’s tourism offerings but also plays a vital role in raising awareness on the need to preserve these endangered birds.
It is important to note that Hoisting Solutions are the “Crane Species Champion” in Botswana, as they remain committed to pursue their mission, which is to create awareness on these unique birds and to source funding towards ‘The Crane Fund’. The Crane Fund’s objective is to facilitate further research on the challenges that the birds face.
The artist behind the stamp issue of commemorating these magnificent creatures is Modiredi Ramokate and Irfan Kokabi was responsible for the graphic works.
This stamp issue comprises of four (4) stamps: Blue Crane, Grey Crowned Crane, Wattled Crane, Wattled Crane.