Sunday, 6 March 2016

Race Equality in Nature Conference

This conference will take place on 3 June 2016 in Bristol http://bit.ly/1RP2fjP


Nabil at Camp Avalon 2015 


In the UK, it is rare to see an ethnic minority person out in a nature reserve, even in the inner city.



People from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities do not have an equal access to nature, which has an impact on physical and mental health. We can no longer ignore the statistics, with 17% of BAME children never going to a park or playground.


This conference will bring together those from nature conservation, the environment, universities, schools etc with those who have an understanding of BAME communities, in order to identify the barriers, find practical solutions to overcoming them and creating role models.

This is the first time that this crucial subject is being addressed so please share with relevant organisations and come if you can.

If you are BAME living in the UK and interested in wildlife, nature, conservation or the environment, please can you complete this questionnaire to give us more understanding http://bit.ly/1numtom


If you live in Bangladesh and are interested in wildlife, nature, conservation or the environment, please can you complete this questionnaire to give us more understanding why Bangladeshis living here don't get into nature but those some of those in Bangladesh do http://bit.ly/1U26tbj



About the Writer




Camp Avalon is the idea of Mya-Rose Craig, who also organised the event in 2015. She is organising the 2016 camp and hopes to attract more young birders and inner city teenagers.


Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig


Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young 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 is 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. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter













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