Sunday, 1 January 2017

2106 - The amazing and inspiring people I met

Sir David Attenborough with young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig
Copyright RSPB

2016 has been an amazing year for me. As well as blogging, writing articles and campaigning on social media, my posts about sexism in nature and nature conservation went mad with 25,000 views. The video of me encouraging others to take part in the Garden bioblitz was highlighted on the BBC Springwatch website, my Conference Race Equality in Nature was a big success and I did lots of radio interviews and one on BBC Points West TV.

It was particularly amazing meeting so many fantastic and inspiring people including Sir David Attenborough, Bill Oddie, Steve Backshall, Lolo Williams, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Chris Packham, Ben Garrod, Kerry McCarthy MP, Jonathon Porritt and Judy Ling Wong. 

This video is a montage of those meetings and other highlights of the year

Thank you all for your support and good luck for 2017.

Kerry McCarthy with young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Mike Dilger with young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Bristol Young Hero Award Ceremony

Miranda Krestovnikoff with young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Debbie Shearwater with young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

About the Author

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig in Antarctica
Photograph copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig is a 14 year old young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.

Mya-Rose was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people
She organised a conference in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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