Hi :)

I try to collect one nice cover from every country in the world, and I need YOUR HELP! Below you can browse through my collection, if you see your country is missing (or you can send me a better cover than the one I already have), please contact me :)

I prefer covers with WWF stamps, because this is my main (topical) collection. I also collect other WWF items, like local FDC / MC etc.


I can send you a nice cover from Belgium in return, or Belgian mint stamp(s) - as you prefer.
Have a look at my Delcampe store, all items that are for sale can be exchanged too.


12/06/2008

WWF Latvia

This is my favourite cover, together with the Russian one (the one with the minisheet). I wonder why this is??? :d But of course, I see a complete serie of WWF stamps on the cover!! :)

Thank you Normunds for this beautiful cover from Riga, Latvia!



The Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme) is a species of vesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Sweden, and Ukraine.

It is threatened by habitat loss. (www.wikipedia.org)


The Barbastelle Bat (Barbastella barbastellus) is mainly a woodland species. It uses old buildings and trees as summer roosts and underground sites and other suitable places such as hollow trees for hibernation. Riparian woodland may form an important habitat in some areas. It feeds mainly on lepidoptera taken in flight, but may also glean insects and spiders from vegetation.
This species is widely distributed in England and Wales with centres of population in south-west and mid-west England, and Norfolk. It is believed to be rare in the UK, with only 340 records since 1802. Only one UK maternity roost and less than 30 hibernation sites are currently known. The most recent UK population estimate is approximately 5000 individuals but the overall population trend is not known. The barbastelle bat is widespread in continental Europe, but appears to be rare almost everywhere.
This species is listed on Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (and its Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe, 1994), Appendix II of the Bern Convention (and its appropriate Recommendations) and Annexes II and IV of the EC Habitats and Species Directive. It is protected under Schedule 2 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations, 1994 (Regulation 38) and Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals classifies this species as Vulnerable.
(www.ukbap.org)