1979 Australia Post Stamp Pack – National Parks

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1979 Australia Stamp Pack – National Parks

MNH set. Fantastic condition. Highlighting some of the pristine magic that Australia offers.

Superb stamps and still in there Australia Post Office Pack.

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National Parks

Australia Post Stamp Pack

Issued 9 April 1979

Scenes from Australia’s wonderful National Parks are depicted in this set of seven stamps

History

Protected areas cover 895,288 km² of Australia’s land area, or about 11.5% of the total land area. The Australian Capital Territory has the highest level of protection at nearly 55% of its territory, followed by Tasmania with nearly 40% and South Australia with 25%. Lowest level of protection is in Queensland and the Northern Territory with less than 6%. Of all protected ares, two-thirds are considered strictly protected (IUCN categories I to IV), and the rest is mostly managed resources protected area (IUCN category VI). Over 80% of the protected area in Australia is publicly owned and managed by the Australian government or state and territory governments. The second largest component of protected areas are the indigenous protected areas while only 0.3% are privately owned.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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