Cynegetics – The 51st General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation SI

Cynegetics – The 51st General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to maintain natural resources by sustainable use, through well established regulations. It was founded in 1930, in Paris, by the French hunter Maxim Ducrocq and other 28 country representatives. Romania is one of the four initiating countries of this international body and is represented by the General Association of Sports Hunters and Fishermen from Romania.

In Romania,  the history of the Cynegetic Movement began in June 1919, when approximately 30,000 hunters founded “The General Union of the Romanian Hunters”. The objectives of the General Association of Sports Hunters and Fishermen from Romania are regulated by the Constitution, through specific laws designed to protect and manage the wild living resources. The association’s main task is to ensure the proper use of hunting and fishing according to the national laws. Furthermore, its purpose is to develop the cynegetic cultural level of the hunters.

The 51st General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation will take place in Bucharest, Romania, between April 27th and May 2nd, 2004. This international event will feature representatives from over 80 countries around the world. On this occasion, Romfilatelia, the specialized company in issuing and trading philatelic items will launch a philatelic issue, composed of five stamps and one perforated souvenir sheet. 

The stamp set illustrates a hunting scene and four specific wildlife species: Phasianus colchicus – pheasant, Cervus elaphus – stag, Rupicapra rupicapra – black goat and Ursus arctos – bear, through a succession of images. Each postal stamp features the logo of the General Association of Sports Hunters and Fishermen from Romania.

The face value of each stamp is 16,000 Lei (ROL).

The foreground of the perforated souvenir sheet illustrates Cervus elaphus – the common stag in its natural habitat. The souvenir sheet’s imprint presents two valuable hunting trophies and also the logos of the Romanian Philatelic Federation, the European Philatelic Academy and the special logo designed for the The 51st General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.

The face value of the souvenir sheet is 16,000 Lei (ROL).

Technical Details

Issue Date: 24.04.2004
Designer: Mihai Vamasescu
Process: Tiefdruck
Colours: 6
Size: Stamp size: 33 x 48 mm, Souvenir sheet stamp size: 42 x 54 mm
Values: ROL 16,000 x 6
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