Chris Packham awarded £90k damages after winning ‘tiger fraud’ libel claim

Environmentalist Chris Packham has been awarded £90,000 in damages after winning his High Court libel claim over denied allegations he misled the public into donating to a wildlife charity. The TV naturalist sued three men for libel over nine articles which included claims he “manipulated” people into donating to rescue five tigers while knowing the animals were well looked after. The strongly denied allegations, repeated in several tweets and videos, related to Mr Packham’s involvement with the Wildheart Trust, which runs a wildlife sanctuary on the Isle of Wight.