Pangolin and Philately (World Animal Day 2018)

This year, the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, will host an open day with a special exhibition (and postcard) on Pangolins!

Trivia: Did you know that Sarawak was the first in the world to feature a Pangolin on a stamp in 1950? Which is the stamp???

Come on over from 04 to 05 October 2018 to the exhibition from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm. The exhibition showcases the diversity of the world’s pangolins via a series of images, and includes a collection of philatelic products (including postage stamps, first-day-covers, maximum cards and postally used covers).

To date, as many as 50 countries and postal authorities have issued stamps featuring the pangolin (including Bangladesh, Belgian Congo, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo (Republic), Equatorial Guinea, French West Africa, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (Republic), Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rio Muni, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sarawak, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Nations-Geneva, United Nations-Vienna, Vietnam, North Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Getting there:

Another trivia: Did you also know that last year’s amphibian exhibition (World Animal Day 2017) managed to secure the Guinness World Record? Read on:

myfdc would like to thank Dr Indraneil Das and the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation for the information on this year’s IBEC Open Day. Wishing the event a great success!

By the way, did I mention there is a limited edition postcard for visitors? What are you waiting for? Make time for the event.




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