Mya-Rose Craig is a 17-year-old British Bangladeshi young birder and environmentalist from the Chew Valley and writes the Birdgirl blog .
She became the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate of Science from Bristol University; was a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador; was listed as one of Bristol's most influential young people in 2014; in 2019 was listed as one of Bristol's BME top 100 and top 50 most influential power lists as well as a Guardian local hero. She has organised three conferences, nine nature camps for young people, written many articles, appeared in the media, given 50 talks, spoken at conferences such as being on a panel on Sustainable Future Cities with George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas. She was a Minister in Chris Packham's 2018 People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, speaking at his People’s Walk for Wildlife in front of 10,000 people in Hyde Park, spoke before Greta Thunberg to 40,000 youth strikers in Bristol, and has had lots of meetings at Downing Street and Parliament. Mya-Rose is also involved in organising Youth Strikes for Climate, Youth for our Planet highlighting issues with biodiversity and species extinction, and has set up a Chew Valley Extinction Rebellion group. She has written in New Statesman and the Big Issue.