Ramsar stamps for the Bailiwick of Guernsey


Guernsey celebrates Lihou Island Ramsar designation

The Guernsey Philatelic Bureau has announced the issue of a series of postage stamps celebrating the designation on 1 March 2006 of Lihou Island and L'Erée Headland as a Wetland of International Importance. As the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands is a crown dependency of the United Kingdom, the Ramsar site designation was made through the UK. Excerpts from the materials:

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