"Natural History Museum"
||Design: Purna Kala Limbu Bista
|Stamps in set
||Rs. 1 - Natural History Museum
|Size (width x height)
||32 x 32 mm
||40 stamps per sheet
||FDC x 1
Offset Lithography and
Gopsons Printers Pvt Limited, Noida, India
His Majesty's Government of Nepal Postal Services Department
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
and rich fauna and flora to user groups especially pest control workers
in agriculture, veterinary/human medicine and science teachers.
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
levels. It is understood that the current objectives of this museum are
- Collect and preserve specimens of flora, fauna, geological rocks
- 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
- Provide CITES related services to Government of Nepal organizations
like Department of Forest, Department of National Parks and Wildlife
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.
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
its limited resources have initiate frameworks of holistic development.
One of such context is the issue of four postage stamps by Postal
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
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.
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