Biking 4 Biodiversity
On a mission to cycle across over 20 countries to discover and share initiatives and the people behind them, who dedicate their lives to the protection of biodiversity.
“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.”Edward Abbey, author and environmentalist
Biking4Biodiversity aims to connect people, initiatives and projects who dedicate their lives to the protection of biodiversity. The aim of this project is to capture what is happening to biodiversity across Europe and Asia, what is important to protect the biodiversity of these versatile landscapes, what current projects and initiatives in the field focus on and what are the ways in which local communities protect biodiversity along our route.
Our conservation journey so far
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- The wild nature and fierce guardians of Turkey´s Munzur valleyDeep in the rugged landscape of Eastern Anatolia lies one of the most scenic and biodiverse regions of Turkey. At the same time it is also the country´s biggest conflict region. Its inhabitants, the resilient Alevi Kurds have been long fighting to protect their home, long-standing traditions and whole identity.
- The Yumurtalik lagoons between land and sea, biodiversity and humansIn the Yumurtalik Lagoons National Park, land meets sea and extraordinary biodiversity meets human threats.
- An office without wallsNature conservation is not a nine-to-five job. Nature provides us with endless questions to answer if we are curious enough. With over 20 years of experience in bird watching, bird research, nature conservation and nature education both in Turkey and abroad, Lale Aktay and Özgün Süzüer have seen and experienced many sides of nature conservation, and we are eager to find out what drives them. We talked about research and on-site conservation of birds, the importance of knowledge transfer, building a network and being a role model for youth. Moreover, we heard about a successful initiative combining cycling with nature observation and got a glimpse into the field of ethno-ornithology.
- The unknown future of the northern bald ibisWhen we went to Birecik on the shores of the Euphrates in South-East Turkey, we were excited to see a special bird, the northern bald ibis. When we left, our thoughts and emotions were in a turmoil over the fate of the birds we saw.
- The widely misunderstood striped hyena of TurkeyJoin us as we accompany İsmet Ceyhun Yildirim, Turkish hyena expert and coordinator of the Anatolian hyena project on a unique four-day journey to find the elusive striped hyena!
Who we are
The decision to go on a several-month cycling tour was made in the early months of 2021, and as avid environmentalists and adventurers, we could not be frightened even by the raging pandemic. And so it is happening. In April 2022, we started our biking documentary trip from Germany to Singapore. The plan is simple: taking our bikes on an over 20,000 km-long journey across 20 countries to discover and share, how humans tackle the main drivers of biodiversity loss, and what we can learn from each other along the way.
Support our cause
With your kind support, we can make this journey happen. With your donation, you can help us with the pedaling, writing, photographing, researching and connecting with people everywhere we go. And in the end, you’ll contribute to making Biking4Biodiversity a trip that makes a true impact. Thank you for being our horsepowers hidden in the bike frame!
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