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The Komodo dragon has been listed as 'endangered.'(AFP)

28% of 138,000 assessed species now face extinction: Conservation body

Agencies | , Marseille
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2021 01:59 AM IST
Habitat loss, overexploitation and illegal trade have hammered global wildlife populations for decades, and climate change is now kicking in as a direct threat as well, the IUCN Congress, taking place in the French city of Marseille, reported.
Britain's health secretary Sajid Javid speaks to the media during a visit to a pop-up vaccination site in west London, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Britain's health secretary Sajid Javid speaks to the media during a visit to a pop-up vaccination site in west London, on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

UK lifts quarantine for US, EU travellers; India still on red list

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Currently, only people who received their Covid-19 vaccine in the UK can avoid quarantine when arriving from "amber list" countries under the government’s traffic list travel system. The next review of that status is expected by the middle of next week.
Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant(Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg)
Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant(Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg)

Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 07:36 AM IST
France is currently in the medium-risk amber list of countries but British ministers are considering putting it on the travel red list over concerns related to the Beta variant of Covid-19
Bahrain suspends entry for travellers from 'Red List' countries(Unsplash)
Bahrain suspends entry for travellers from 'Red List' countries(Unsplash)

Bahrain won't allow international travellers from Red List countries to enter

Reuters | , Cairo
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:56 AM IST
From May 24, Bahrain will suspend the entry of international travellers from countries that are on its Red List. The list includes places like India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Aarey is spread across 1,281 hectares (ha) in the western suburbs of Mumbai.(HT image)
Aarey is spread across 1,281 hectares (ha) in the western suburbs of Mumbai.(HT image)

How’ll metro impact Aarey species? Int’l body to check

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:59 AM IST
IUCN’s decision comes after city-based wildlife conservation group Empower Foundation submitted its second report – titled “Evidences of Wildlife in Aarey Forest” – within a week to the India office of IUCN on Wednesday.
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