Preserve the Polar Regions
and Glaciers (PPRG)

PPRG PPRG
Official PPRG logo Un-official PPRG logo

Below is a checklist of Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

PPRG is being spearheaded by Finland and Chile (conceived when Chile's President visited Finland in May 2007 and took place during 2009). The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of the fragile state of the polar regions and glaciers in this era of global warming. Many countries have agreed to participate, with the postal items from many of those countries listed below. To date, stamps or other postal items issued for PPRG have been found from 55 countries.

Most of the PPRG stamps in this page can also be considered as implicitly related to the climate change theme, although most of them do not mention climate change specifically. Those that do are also listed in the climate change page.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG)


Below is a list of Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG)
AbkhaziaLocal msLocal post MS4 (a-d)2009
Aland Islands (Finland)283 (BL8)SS1 (Mi305)2009
Aland Islands (Finland)283 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Algeria1455 (Mi1585)
i1455

Imperforate
2009
Algeria1455 dsDeluxe sheet (1455)
Algeria1455 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)651 (BL4)MS2 (651 (a-b)) (Mi691-692)2009
Argentina2520 (BL105)MS2 (2520 (a-b))2009Also IPY
Argentina2520 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Australia + Australian Antarctic TerritoryL149b (Mi?+182)MS2 (3337+L149)2010
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL149a (Mi181-182)MS2 (L148-L149)2009Also IPY
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL149a fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL148-L149 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL148 maxiMaxicard, also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL149 maxiMaxicard, also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL148-L149+L149a packPresentation pack, also back, interior page-1, and interior page-2
Australian Antarctic Territory + AustraliaL149b (Mi?+182)MS2 (3337+L149)2010
Austria2198 (Mi2979)2009
Austria2198 blackBlackprint
Austria2198 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Azerbaijan894 (BL34)MS2 (894 (a-b))2009
Belarus760 (Mi847)From MS5 (760a (5x 760 + label))2011
Belarus761 (Mi848)From MS5 (761a (5x 761 + label))
Belarus761b (BL83)MS6 (3x (760-761))
Belgium2355 (BL140)MS2 (2355 (a-b))2009
Belgium2355a-b fdc1Strip of 2 (2355a-b) and cancel and cachet on FDC
Belgium2355a-b fdc2Two stamps (2355a-b) and cancel and cachet on FDC
Belgium2355b fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Belgium2355 sheetMS2 and cancel on FDC sheet
BelgiumNonePostage label2009
BelgiumNonePostage label (different)
BelgiumNonePostage label (different)
BelgiumNonePostage label (different)
Belgium + Greenland2355a-b
Greenland 536
Dual-country FDC folder2009
Brazil3071 (Mi?)Pair (3071 (a-b))2009Also IPY
Brazil3071 fdcPair and cancel on FDC
Bulgaria4502 (BL310)MS2 (4502 (a-b)) (Mi4889-4890)2009Also IPY
Bulgaria4502 blueBlue proof?
Bulgaria4502 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Bulgaria4502a maxiMaxicard
Bulgaria4502b maxiMaxicard
BulgariaNonePrinted stamp and cachet on postal card2009
Canada2327b (BL113)MS2 (2326-2327)2009
Canada2326-2327 fdcTwo stamps on (Canada Post) FDC, also back
Canada2327a (BL?)MS16 (8x (2326-2327))
Chile1523 (Mi2326-2327)Vertical pair (1523 (a-b))2009
Chile1523 fdcPair of stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Chile1524 (BL62)MS2 (1524 (a-b))2009Also IPY
Croatia723 (BL34)MS2 (723 (a-b)) (Mi897-898)2009
Croatia723 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)43 (BL3)MS2 (a-b)2011
Czech Republic3412 (BL35)SS1 (Mi588)2009Also IPY
Dominican Republic1482 (Mi2188)2010
Ecuador1952 (Mi3125)2009Also IPY
Ecuador1953 (Mi3126)
Ecuador1952-1953 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC, also back
Estonia610 (BL32)MS2 (610 (a-b)) (Mi529-530)2009Also IPY
Estonia610 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Faroe Islands509a (BL24)MS2 (508-509) (Mi667-668)2009
Faroe Islands508-509 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Faroe Islands508-509 folderFolder
Finland1334 (BL55)MS2 (1334 (a-b)) (Mi1959-1960)2009
Finland1334 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
France3632 (BL105)MS2 (3632 (a-b))2009
Greece2838 (BL46)MS2 (2838 (a-b)) (Mi2501-2502)2009
Greece2838 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Greenland536 (Mi533)2009
Greenland + Belgium536
Belgium 2355a-b
Dual-country FDC folder2009
Hungary4109 (Mi5334)2009
Hungary4110 (Mi5335)
Hungary4111 (Mi5336)
Hungary4112 (Mi5337)
Hungary4109-4112 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Hungary4113 (Mi5334)Silk version of 4109
Hungary4114 (Mi5335)Silk version of 4110
Hungary4115 (Mi5336)Silk version of 4111
Hungary4116 (Mi5337)Silk version of 4112
Hungary4117 (BL326)MS2 (4117 (a-b)) (Mi5338-5339)
Hungary4117 fdcMS2 and cachet on FDC
Iceland1162 (BL46)MS2 (1162 (a-b)) (Mi1223-1224) when viewed "cold", or when viewed "hot"12009
Iceland1162 fdcMS2 and cancel on FDC
India2390b (Mi2451-2452)Pair (2389-2390), from MS20 (2390c (10x (2390b (2389-2390))))2009
India2390aMS2 (2389-2390)
India2389 bkBooklet (2389) and back
India2390 bkBooklet (2390) and back
India2389-2390 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
IndiaNonePostal receipt2010
Indonesia2178 (BL248)MS2 (2178 (a-b))2009
Indonesia2178 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Japan3125 (Mi4942-4945)MS4 (3125 (a-d))2009Also IPY
Jordan2115 (Mi?)MS2 (2115 (a-b))2012
Jordan2115 fdcMS2 on FDC
Kazakhstan590 (Mi638)From MS8 (590a (8x 590))2009
Kazakhstan590 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2358a (Mi2820)From block of 4 (2358 (2x (a-b))), or from MS20 (2358c (10x (a-b)))2011
Korea (South)2358b (Mi2821)
Korea (South)2358a fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2358b fdcStamp and cancel (same) and cachet (same) on FDC
Korea (South)2358a-2358b fdcTwo stamps and cancel (one of two different is the same) on FDC
Korea (South)2358b maxiMaxicard
Latvia371 (Mi755-756)MS2 (371 (a-b))2009
Latvia371 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Lithuania890 (BL38)MS2 (890 (a-b)) (Mi1003-1004)2009
Lithuania890 fdcMS2 and cancel on FDC
MacauNonePostcard back2011
MacauNonePostcard back (different)
MacauNonePostcard back (different)
MacauNonePostcard back (different)
Mexico2626a (Mi3505-3506)Vertical pair (2625-2626), from MS8 (2626b (4x (2625-2626)))2009
Mexico2626a fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Moldova616 (Mi645)From MS10 (616a (10x 616))2009
Moldova617 (Mi646)From MS10 (617a (10x 617))
Moldova616-617 fdc1Two stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Moldova616-617 fdc2Two stamps and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
Moldova PMR (Transnistria)Unknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2009
Netherlands1300 personalized1 (Mi2564 personalized1)Personalized postage, from MS102008
Netherlands1300 personalized2 (Mi2564 personalized2)Personalized postage (different), from MS10
Netherlands1327 personalized1 (Mi2647 personalized1)Personalized postage, self-ashesive2009
Netherlands1327 personalized2 (Mi2647 personalized2)Personalized postage (different), sels-adhesive
Netherlands1327 personalized labelPersonalized label, self-adhesive
Netherlands1327 personalized fdc1Two personalized stamps and label and cancel and cachet on FDC
Netherlands1327 personalized fdc2Two personalized stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Netherlands1327 personalized packetPersonalized postage stamp packet, also back
New Zealand2238 (BL241)MS2 (2238 (a-b)), also initial design2009Also IPY
New Zealand2238 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back
Nicargagua2519 (BL332)SS12011
Norway1570 (BL37)MS2 (1570 (a-b))2009
Ossetia (South)Unknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2009
Peru1667 (BL57)MS4 (1667 (a-d)) (Mi2356-2359)2009Also IPY
Peru1667 fdcMS4 and cancel on FDC
Romania5094 (Mi6348)From tÍte-bÍche pair (5094a (2x 5094), or from MS9 (5094c (9x 5094))2009Also IPY
Romania5095 (Mi6349)From tÍte-bÍche pair (5095a (2x 5095), or from MS9 (5095c (9x 5095))
Romania5094-5095 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Romania5095b (BL444)MS2 (5094-5095) (Mi6348-6349)
Romania5095b special (BL?)Special MS2 (5094-5095), with holographic logo and red serial number
St. Thomas and PrinceMi4039-4042_ms4 fdcCachet (logo) on FDC2009
St. Vincent3675 (Mi?)MS4 (3675 (a-d)), also logo detail2009Un-official PPRG logo (similar to un-official IPY logo)
St. Vincent3676 (BL?)SS1, also logo detail
Serbia528 (BL9)MS2 (528 (a-b))2011
Serbia528 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Slovenia785 (BL43)MS2 (785 (a-b)) (Mi713-714)2009
Slovenia785 fdcMS2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
South Africa1392 (BL120)MS2 (1392 (a-b)) (Mi1840-1841)2009Also IPY
South Africa1392 fdcMS2 on FDC
South Georgia375 (BL19)MS2 (375 (a-b))2009
South Georgia375a-b fdcTwo stamps on FDC
Switzerland1334 (Mi2097)From MS10 (1334a (10x 1334))2009
Ukraine763 (Mi1027-1028)Pair from MS8 (763c (4x (763 (a-b)) + label))2009Also IPY
Ukraine763 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Uzbekistan640 (Mi?)2010

1Thermal ink on this item results in two different images depending on whether it is "cold" or "hot".


Below is a list of Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG)
Russia2009-11-02Plesetsk(Tiny printed) cachet on SMOS and PROBA-2 launch coverPPRG logo
Russia2009-11-02Plesetsk(Tiny printed) cachet on SMOS and PROBA-2 launch cover (different)


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