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Nepal  2014 "Natural History Museum"

Issue Date 09.12.2014
ID Michel:   Stanley Gibbons:    UPU:  Category: pR
Author Design: Purna Kala Limbu Bista
Stamps in set 1
Value Rs. 1 - Natural History Museum
Size (width x height) 32 x 32 mm 
Layout 40 stamps per sheet
Products FDC x 1
Perforation 13 (?)
Print Technique

Offset Lithography and Photofravure

Printed by Gopsons Printers Pvt Limited, Noida, India
Quantity 1.000.000  
Issuing Authority His Majesty's Government of Nepal Postal Services Department
Natural History Museum of Nepal on stamp of 2014

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is situated on a hummock of the world heritage site of ancient Swayambhu stupa. This museum was established in
1975 under the management of Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, with some original objectives for tracing, collecting and preserving the holistic natural artifacts on the subjects of Anthropology, Botany, Geography, Geology, Earth history, Zoology and many more like evolution, environmental issues and biodiversity along with conducting research into the vast natural history heritage and biodiversity of the country. It has significant contribution in the life of country such as research and University teaching coupled with publications of the research findings in national and international journals, publications (full text of Journal of Natural History Museum available on the website , CITES scientific authority for fauna, biodiversity conservation and exhibition and awareness which are the important foci of Natural history museum. NHM also provides identification services on natural objects and rich fauna and flora to user groups especially pest control workers in agriculture, veterinary/human medicine and science teachers.
Natural History Museum of Nepal
Objectives: The mission of NHM is to initiate and encourage researches on various subjects of natural science, which are very significant to the national and international levels. It is understood that the current objectives of this museum are to:
- Collect and preserve specimens of flora, fauna, geological rocks etc.
- Help and study natural resources, ecology and environment of Nepal.
- Provide training on natural history of Nepal.
- Establish partnership cooperation with different communities of similar objectives in Nepal and abroad.
- Create general interest on the conservation of  natural heritages and related subjects.
- Publish literatures like Journal of Natural History  Museum (published regularly since 1977).
- Provide information, images and technical support to Postal Services Department to issue postage stamps on the themes of fauna, flora and others.
- Provide CITES related services to Government of Nepal organizations like Department of Forest, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation etc.

This museum has a gallery of permanent exhibition of several specimens of plants and animals. And, also it has huge collection of Nepal's bio diversity. Information about Natural History Museum and its collection can be obtained from its own website.  
This museum is scientific authority in Nepal for CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) since 1990 for the conservation of fauna. NHM helps several organizations of Nepal Government to identify and certify various animals. It also is conducting training programs on CITES related issues to allied individuals and organizations in Nepal. Within the last one year (July 2013 to June 2014), the NHM with its limited resources have initiate frameworks of holistic development. One of such context is the issue of four postage stamps by Postal Service Department on 31st December 2013 with the theme of First Natural History Museum Stamps Series:

This is for the first time in the history of Natural History Museum that the Postal Service Department was convinced to issue stamps with the logo of Natural History Museum. These beautiful stamps bear the images and fossils of the mammals such as extinct primate (molar teeth of Ramapithecus sivalensis), extinct elephant (skull of Archidiskidon planifrons), extinct giraffe (molar teeth of Giraffa punjabiensis) and extinct hippopotamus (skull of Hexaprotodon sivalensis). These animals once found on the ancient lands of Nepal. Museums like NHM enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible the collections and specimens, which they hold in trust for the society.

Circulated covers
FDC of prehistoric animals and their fossils of Nepal 2013
FDC of prehistoric animals and their fossils of Nepal 2013

References:  inside text of an official FDC [page1] [page2]


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