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World’s whales facing increasing threats along migration ‘superhighways’
WWF calls for action to protect the blue corridors through the oceans used by the marine mammals
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
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World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns
WWF is urging leaders meeting at the Cop26 climate summit to commit to action to curb global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid catastrophe.
Human activity sends wildlife into ‘freefall’ with 66% drop in global populations since 1970
Charity WWF is calling for national laws to stop the impact of human activity on nature.
'Humans have overrun the world': David Attenborough issues stark warning ahead of new documentary
A new documentary looks back on the life of David Attenborough.
'Pushing nature to the brink': WWF warns world's animal population declines by over 60%
WWF’s Living Planet Report has said the population of vertebrates has more than halved since 1970.
How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant
We know too much about today’s superstars, with one notable exception, says wrestling writer Josh Nason.
Wildlife groups accused of abuses against tribes 'in the name of conservation'
Activist group Survival said “green colonialism” is not just destroying lives but also harming conservation.
'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'
Former WWE writer and star Bruce Prichard chats to The42 about his career in wrestling.
Tiny Mexican porpoise on the brink of extinction can only be saved by captivity
Captivity is the only thing that can save the Mexican vaquita, who are already extremely genetically inbred.
World landmarks switched off the lights for Earth Hour last night
The WWF organise the annual event to raise awareness about climate change.
Mexico is struggling to save the world's smallest porpoise
The five-foot sea creatures are being caught as bycatch in illegal fishing nets.
Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer
The 58-year-old Canadian star confirmed the news in a post on his official Instagram page.
Which would you prefer as a pet - a walking fish, or a sneezing monkey?
More than 200 species have been discovered in the eastern Himalayas recently.
Hungry polar bears trap researchers in weather station
The workers are living in a remote weather station on the north Russian island of Vaygach.
A wrestling cult hero is coming to Dublin next week
The Over the Top Wrestling event takes place in the Tivoli Theatre next Sunday.
Wrestling legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper has died aged 61
“He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known.”
Shawn Michaels' upcoming appearance in Wexford has been cancelled
A spokesperson for Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, originally told The42 that the event was going ahead.
Former professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes dead at 69
The American Dream is no more.
How well do you remember your 90 wrestlers?
And yes, we know it was fake even then.
Will you be switching out the lights for Earth Hour?
If you want to participate, you have to go dark from 8.30pm this evening.
Which legendary wrestler are you?
With Survivor Series taking place later tonight, take our test to see which star you most resemble.
Baseball player pays tribute to The Ultimate Warrior in TV interview
‘Sing the power of the Warrior.’
The Ultimate Warrior remembered: how James Hellwig became a king of the ring
Tributes have poured in the for the wrestling legend.
Wrestling mourns the death of The Ultimate Warrior
The former WWF champion died last night, aged 54.
Why everyone should watch WrestleMania tonight
Or set the Sky box if you Hulkamaniacs need to get up for work these days.
7 unfortunate people whose mammies heard about Earth Hour
Their mams got some serious notions about saving the environment.
3…2…1… Here’s our favourite Royal Rumble moments of all time!
Forget your Superbowls and World Series. The biggest night in American sports entertainment is tonight.
Sports film of the week - Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
Wrestler Bret Hart’s painstaking journey to the top of his profession is recounted in comprehensive detail.
Snapshot: The Rock as a 5-year-old with Andre the Giant
‘Uncle Andre’ is what he knew the late wrestling star as.
Here are Hulk Hogan’s best matches to celebrate his 60th birthday
This ones for you Hulkamaniacs.
Former WWE star Kurt Angle's unlikely London 2012 bid
At the age of 43, the wrestler is looking to qualify for this year’s Olympics – 16 years after winning gold in Atlanta.
In pictures: whale shark displayed in Pakistan
Fishermen say that they found the 40-foot-long dead shark in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.
The Sports Pages: some of the week’s best sportswriting
Joe DiMaggio, Dan Wheldon, the beauty of football and a real-life answer to The Wrestler: it’s an extra-special, double edition of our weekly round-up.
WATCH: An amazing short film about Scott 'Razor Ramon' Hall
The one-time WWF superstar has battled a substance abuse addiction for nearly two decades. Now, on the brink of congestive heart failure, he can’t say goodbye to the ring.
Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999
Look through some of the World Wildlife Fund’s photos of new lemurs, chameleons and snakes discovered on the fourth-largest island in the world.
The YouTube chart: another week, another week of viral videos
John O’Shea shows why he’s a defender, Paulie and BOD get the giggles and the wedding every boy dreams about.
Leslie Nielsen a sports fan? Shirley you can't be serious
Comedy giant Leslie Nielsen passed away last night. The world of sport mourns him too.
Political football: eight athletes who turned to politics
It’s not such a big leap really…
A decade of discovery:1,200 new species found in Amazon rainforest
In Pictures: An amazing array of new species that have been uncovered in the Amazon rainforest.