WWF St. Vincent Parrots

1989 St. Vincent Mint Set of 4

This large colorful parrot is found only on the island of St. Vincent. Hunting, trapping and habitat loss have greatly reduced its population, estimated at about 700 in the wild. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the largest international conservation organization aiding more than 100 countries in wilderness and animal preservation. The endangered animals featured on each nation's WWF postage stamps are native to that country and provide awareness to help support their conservation efforts. (#1184-85, 1187-88)