Author: Charlie Moores

Podcast: Birdgirl – Mya-Rose Craig

16-year-old Mya-Rose Craig is a young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. Based near Bristol in the UK, she uses her Birdgirl blog to write posts about birding, conservation and environmental issues from around the world. While Mya’s perhaps best known as a birdwatcher, she’s also a courageous advocate for human rights, talks about the need to get VME or Visible Minority Ethnic people access to the countryside, is President of an organisation called Black2Nature which she set up when she was fourteen, and has organised nature camps for children and teenagers since 2015. She’s also blunt about the failure of conservation NGOs to accurately represent the diversity of people in the UK.

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Podcast: Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors | Pull The Plug on Grouse Shooting

In August 2019 The War on Wildlife Project’s Charlie Moores joined an event in Bradford city centre organised by Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors and the League Against Cruel Sports. The event was designed to put pressure on Yorkshire Water, one of the county’s largest landowners, to not renew – or to ‘pull the plug’ on – grouse shooting licences on its moorland properties. To quote Ban Bloodsports’ website, “Yorkshire Water leases 11 sections of moorland across the county for grouse shooting. The practice is causing widespread damage to wildlife and the environment on the utility company’s land.”

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Podcast: Dr Mark Avery | Minister for Upland Ecology (One Year On)

Dr Mark Avery is a conservationist, author, founding director of WildJustice, and a contributor to the People’s Manifesto for Wildlife as the Minister for Upland Ecology. Charlie Moores spoke with Mark in Buxton (on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire) for the podcast series ‘The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife – Revisited’ the day before Hen Harrier Day 2019.

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