17-10-2016: Near Threatened Birds Miniature Sheet


The International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources has divided birds into categories. The category of birds is Near Threatened where the birds like to be endangered in future. India Post issued a set of four Miniature Sheets of birds under the category of Near Threatened Species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists 1001 near-threatened avian species. Of the avian species, 9.1% are listed as threatened. No population of the bird has been assessed by the IUCN. Avian species assessed by the IUCN as near-threatened, where common names for the taxon are given, indicate the scientific name to be followed by the IUCN.

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