In September 2022, an eight-episode collection titled Gutsy debuted on Apple TV+ wherein Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton interview well-known and not-so-famous girls from numerous walks of life about what it takes to be a “gutsy girl.” The fifth episode focuses on girls who’ve devoted themselves to the pure world in a technique or one other.
In a single section, Chelsea Clinton speaks with primatologist and famed environmentalist Jane Goodall alongside 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi birdwatcher Mya-Rose Craig. Goodall and Craig sit at a desk in Goodall’s house whereas Clinton chats with them on a video name. Craig, whose birdgirluk.com web site paperwork her very public younger life as a birder, was 17 when she turned the youngest individual to see half the world’s fowl species. In a voiceover earlier than the interview, Clinton says: “Mya-Rose Craig might be referred to as a Jane Goodall within the making” and describes her as a “fierce environmentalist.”
It’s a testomony to Craig’s activism that she seems right here with Goodall, who has been educating the world about animals and the threats they face for many years. Since she was 11, Craig has been running a blog about her life — her birding journey, media appearances, occasions she has spoken at, and extra. In 2020, the College of Bristol awarded her an honorary doctorate of science. Her life record stands at 5,668 species, which ranks her 181st on the Surfbirds general World record and first on Surfbird’s Younger Birders record. She revealed a e-book, Birdgirl, earlier this 12 months within the U.Ok.; it’s slated to be launched within the U.S. in March 2023. And she or he has spoken at occasions alongside Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, and George Monbiot, amongst others.
We might have appreciated the Gutsy episode to have shared extra particulars about Craig’s birding adventures and activism. Nonetheless, it’s unimaginable to see a younger birder obtain consideration alongside a beloved legend within the environmental motion.