Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Article in Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing

This is an article by Samantha Walton at Bath Spa University about my Camp Avalon weekend camps for young naturalists and BAME young people, Race Equality in Nature Conference in June 2016, Black2Nature and the Green and Black project in Bristol all working to getting more Minority Ethnic people out into nature and engaged with the environmental movement, http://bit.ly/2kCgL7E

I am going to be speaking at Bath Spa University about these projects on Monday 8 May 2017 at 4.30 pm if anyone would like to come.

Young birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Bill Oddie at Race Equality in Nature Conference

Stephen Moss at Race Equality in Nature Conference

Race Equality in Nature Conference

Race Equality in Nature Conference

Race Equality in Nature Conference

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, Race Equality in Nature, in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature. She has also set up Black2Nature with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of BAME people. 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


  1. Hi Mya-Rose.
    Just saw a link on FB about the trolls who attack you and would just like to add my support for you and what you're doing.
    When I watched " Twitchers: A Very British Obsession", I was a little dubious that you'd still be spotting when you got a bit older but I'm delighted to see that birding and conservation are still your passions. Very well done and keep up the good work.
    The very best of luck to you and your family.

  2. I am so happy to see you standing up and being a wonderful spokesperson for birds and your way of being. I don't spend much time reading blogs But I have seen your work and girl--you are doing good things. I wish you well and if I can ever be any help you don't hesitate. I'll do my best! Take care and Viva Le Resistance!


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