There are a growing number of people who deny the threats that many species face. It is a worrying trend, writes Graham Lawton

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10 March 2021

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A COUPLE of weeks ago, I got sucked down an internet rabbit hole – or should I say tiger trap? It arrived in the form of a tantalising video of a man claiming to have rediscovered a charismatic animal that officially went extinct in 1936. Speaking from a small town in northern Tasmania, Neil Waters, president of the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, claimed he had camera-trap footage of what he said were three thylacines, aka Tasmanian tigers. The pictures were being assessed by an expert at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, he …