Saturday, September 05, 2009

WWF Pre-paird posctards from Czech republic

I just received a set of four WWF pre-paid postcard that I bought on an aunctions website for mt frog collection and I would like to share it with you. The set contains four postcard issued in 2005 by Czech republic to celebrate the "day of WWF". Each postcard is illustrated with a nice drawing of an endagered animal.
The first one picture a butterfly, the Apollo (Parnassius apollo), also called sometimes "big eyes" because of the coulor of its wings.

The second one is the one that fits into my collection.

It pictures an Edible frog (Pelophylax kl. esculentus, the name Rana esculenta is the former scientific name) also called European frog. It is a rather common one. When you hear that French people eat frogs legs you have to know that these are frogs from this specis (hence its name by teh way).

The European crayfish (Astacus fluviatis or Astacus astacus) is pictured on the thire one.

And finally the fourt one pictures a Roslaia longcorn (Roslaia alpina).

Except the Edible frog, all the species pictured on these cards have a conservation status of "Vulnerable" meaning that they are endangered. This is not really the case of the Edible frog, which has a status of lower criticity.

Anyway this gives a very nice item to be put in my collection !

1 comment:

Miloje Chastven said...

This frog and some of insect are also visible on last issue from Czech Republic - issue is UNESCO protected nature area - which is one really great design, that Czech Post continue to give us every year.