Matang Mangroves in Perak is a very productive ecosystem and it supports the food chain of various wildlife comprising fish, crustaceans, birds, small mammals and invertebrates. In addition, migratory birds also make a pit stop at this mangrove to feed.
Besides plants, the mangrove habitat also houses a large number of animals.
There are 28 fishing villages in the vicinity of the Matang Mangroves. Aquaculture farming is also carried out besides fishing. Cockles were first commercially farmed here in 1984.
This stamp issue is to commemorate Matang Mangroves 100 years celebration in 2004.
Date of Issue : 4 Oct 2004
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 2 x 30 sen and 2 x RM1
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
When an area in the mangrove contains less than 90% of natural seedlings, replanting would be carried out.
The 2 most commonly planted species in this mangrove are :