Teenage Somerset 'Birdgirl' watcher Mya-Rose Craig becomes youngest person in Britain to be awarded honorary doctorate

A Somerset teenager has become the youngest person in Britain to receive an honorary doctorate.

Seventeen-year-old 'Bird Girl' Mya-Rose Craig has set her eyes on half of the world's bird species.

In addition to this, she has pioneered work campaigning for greater diversity in conservation, resulting in her receiving an honorary doctorate from Bristol University.

Working to make the conservation sector more inclusive has been a struggle which is recognised by the university. Credit: ITV News

While her bird spotting talent is notable, its her contribution to tackling a lack of diversity in the conservation industry that has earned her an honorary doctorate.

From public speaking to organising camps in the countryside Mya-Rose fights for equal access to nature. Credit: ITV News
  • Find out how Mya-Rose intends to use her doctorate below

The work of the teenager has also caught the attention of broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham. Credit: ITV News West Country
Mya-Rose's parents also paid tribute to her determination to make a difference. Credit: ITV News West Country