Role in drawing attention to conservation issues highlighted

House of Commons motion congratulates Tristan Post Office

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Early day motion 493

Decline of Northern Rockhopper Penguin in Tristan da Cunha

  • Session: 2017-19
  • Date tabled: 01.11.2017
  • Primary sponsor: Rosindell, Andrew
  • Sponsors:
    • Shannon, Jim
    • Blackman, Bob
    • Cunningham, Jim
    • Gaffney, Hugh

That this House congratulates Mrs Iris Green, the Post Mistress of the world's most remote inhabited island and her colleagues from the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha for their unstinting work to make the world aware of the danger to its unique wildlife and their habitats with the issuing of a new set of postage stamps released this autumn highlighting the decline on the Tristan Archipelago of the numbers of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin, where 85 per cent of the world's population of this critically endangered species are to be found; congratulates the Tristan Post Office for consistently drawing attention to the global significance of the islands' unique wildlife; and commends the territory for issuing such beautiful postage stamps since 1953, so prized by collectors, conservationists and by many others around the world.

Northern Rockhopper Penguin, First Day Cover

The First Day Cover of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin Stamp Issue
referred to in the early day motion on 1st November 2017