October , 2000.
Heroes of Ecology.
|225||2¢||Multicolored Rachel Carson, 1907-1964||View stamp|
|226||15¢||Multicolored Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Foundation||View stamp|
|227||45¢||Multicolored Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997||View stamp|
|228||60¢||Multicolored Ken Saro-Wiwa, 1941-1995||View stamp|
|229||$1||Multicolored Rachel Carson, 1907-1964||View stamp|
|230||$1.20||Multicolored Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Foundation||View stamp|
|231||$1.35||Multicolored Ken Saro-Wiwa, 1941-1995||View stamp|
|232||$2||Multicolored Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997||View stamp|
set honours four Heroes of
Rachel Carson (19071964) awoke the world to the ecological damage caused by pesticides and poison sprays, with her famous book Silent Spring.
Captain Paul Watson is founder of the Sea Shepherd Foundation, which investigates and documents violations of international laws, treaties, and regulations protecting marine wildlife species.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau (19101997), who invented the aqualung system for underwater explorers, drew the attention of the world to the harm caused to marine life by pollution. Read a brief biography of Captain Cousteau.
Ken Saro-Wiwa (19411995) was a Nigerian activist and playwright, who was executed by the Nigerian Abacha regime for his struggle for the rights of the people of Ogoni, and combatting the vicious tactics of the petrol plunderer Shell.
The designs are by Abdul Hamid Motsenewa, and show photos of the heroes. The stamps were printed by the Imperial Occussi-Ambeno Government Printing Office (KDPN), Baleksetung. To view the special First Day Cover, click here. For the 60¢ with a diagonal pink overprint, see the Chadpex Stamp Exhibition.