Janklow & Nesbit UK

Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Shanti Craig is a naturalist, conservationist and environmentalist. She writes the popular Birdgirl blog, and set up Black2Nature with the aim of increasing the access to nature of Visible Minority Ethnic people like herself, organising a conference 'Race Equality in Nature' and nature camps, Camp Avalon.

Mya-Rose has raised awareness through articles, talks, panel appearances, including with George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas, and has featured on BBC2's Hugh's Wild West, Countryfile and Springwatch. In February 2020 she shared a stage with Greta Thunberg in Bristol, speaking forcefully to 30,000 youth strikers, and has been twitching with Jonathan Franzen, and made films with both Chris Packham and Sir David Attenborough.

Mya-Rose was the Minister for Diversity and for Nature and Conservation in Chris Packham's Peoples' Manifesto for Wildlife, and spoke at his Peoples' Walk for Wildlife in September 2018. She is an Ambassador for Survival International and a Charter Champion for The Charter for Woods, Trees and People. Mya-Rose is still an avid birder and ringer, and is the youngest person ever to have seen half the world's birds. 

Her first book — Birdgirl: Discovering the Power of Our Natural World — was published in 2022 and won a Somerset Maugham Award. She has also written two books for younger readers: We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet (2021) and Flight (2023).

Birdgirl: Discovering the Power of Our Natural World

Jonathan Cape
Birdgirl: Discovering the Power of Our Natural World

We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet

Magic Cat Publishing
We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet

Flight

Puffin
Flight