Naturetastic with Henry
1862. Henry Day
Henry Day, aged 8, from Huntingdon, is a young conservationist and wildlife ambassador who has been raising awareness for local nature reserves and global conservation projects through his YouTube video series, ‘Naturetastic with Henry’, which have amassed thousands of viewers.
Henry has always loved nature and is closely involved with the work of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, helping to engage other young people in East Anglia and further afield to look after their local wildlife. He also uses his channel to champion larger global conservation projects, including the Tristan de Cunha Marine Protection Zone, one of the world’s most pristine marine environments. As a result Henry has recently been invited to a celebration at the Houses of Parliament of the Tristan de Cunha Marine Protection Zone and the extension of the Blue Belt Programme.
In a personal letter to Henry, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I was inspired to learn about your wildlife films, ‘Naturetastic with Henry’, bringing your passion for conservation to thousands of viewers around the world. I was pleased to see that you have advocated global conservation projects, including the Tristan da Cunha Marine Protection Zone, too.
“We all have a responsibility to look after our beautiful planet and I am delighted that you are doing your bit to help younger people become greener and cleaner.”
“I’m very proud, honoured and amazed to receive this award. There are lots of volunteers across the whole of the Wildlife Trusts, and I’m glad to be one of them. We must keep protecting the environment and our wildlife.”