With great joy, I can announce that I have become the first Youth Ambassador for Badger Trust, the leading voice for badgers in England and Wales.
Over the past few years, I have been a devoted supporter of Badger Trust, contributing to many Q&A series, donating imagery for fundraising, campaigns and social media, and creating films such as 'Our Time With Badgers'.
I am therefore proud to join Badger Trust as a youth advocate for their mission “to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation, and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats”.
In an interview with the charity, I said:
"I feel so honoured to become a Badger Trust Youth Ambassador and a voice for badgers, which I have loved and worked closely with for several years. Their mysterious lives, family loyalties, eco-system engineering and beauty are often overlooked and misunderstood.
I will take immense pride in turning the tide on current misconceptions, advising how to responsibly photograph badgers, and helping a new generation of badger champions to fall in love with the species!"
Peter Hambly, Executive Director of Badger Trust, said:
“Rachel passionately shares our love of badgers and has worked with us for some time now in making that message more accessible for young people.
It has never been more important for young people to be involved and aware of how important badgers are to nature, and we know that with Rachel’s excellent story-telling skills on both sides of the camera, it was time we gave her official status as Youth Ambassador.”
View my full gallery of badger images here: 'Spirit of the Forest'
Find out more about Badger Trust
Visit Badger Trust’s website for more information about their mission, badgers and what you can do from the comfort of your home or in your local area to support the protection of these beloved animals.