Miranda Krestovnikoff has been elected as the new President of the RSPB, Europe’s largest nature conservation charity.
Miranda is best known as a wildlife expert on BBC One’s The One Show and as one of the original Coast team members. She has had an interest in nature since childhood, has a degree in zoology from Bristol University and is also a trained diver.
“Being asked to be president of the RSPB is a huge honour and a massive responsibility, but I’m very much looking forward to the challenge,” says Miranda. “The charity’s aims and beliefs fit perfectly with my own – we can all play our part in giving nature a home and the only way our future generations will want to play their part is if they feel connected to nature from an early age.“
In her new role as President, Miranda is focused on increasing support for the RSPB as well as building wider understanding of its work. She wants to celebrate British wildlife and raise awareness of the myriad of fascinating creatures we have right outside our front doors. “Many people still don’t realise that whales and dolphins can be seen from UK shores and that we have some of the most endangered birds in the world above our heads.”
Miranda is the third female president since the organisation was founded in 1889, and takes over from fellow TV presenter Kate Humble.