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Kourosh Behzadi pedals 1000 kilometers to support the Caspian Sea Region’s nature
Kourosh Behzadi pedals 1000 kilometers to support the Caspian Sea Region’s nature

Kourosh Behzadi, young biker from Tehran, returned from his 3rd trip, conveying messages for the protection of the environment. As a friend of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, he has travelled many kilometers with different environmental messages. He voyaged 1689 kilometers in 12 days to support the Urmiyeh Lake and 1850 kilometers to support the dolphins of Qeshm and Hengam. His last trip was dedicated to the nature of the Caspian Sea’s coastline. He travelled from the east to the western-most part of the sea’s coastline, conveying messages on waste problems, sewage, factories’ water discharge, logging, excessive fishing, and concerns on critical conditions of the Caspian seal and the Siberian crane.

In this trip, Kourosh pedaled 1000 kilometers going from Astara to Makhtum Qoli, Caspian Sea’s last border with Iran. He experienced several heavy rainfalls and storming, to the point of tearing his tent. He was forced to pedal 20 kilometers on the shore, and finally floods forced him to end his journey sooner that he had expected. Nevertheless, his observations on people’s point of view on environmental problems, their reaction towards Kourosh’s concerns, and his requests from the people is very valuable and worth hearing.

Kourosh is starting a weblog in which you can read his experiences and memoirs and learn more about his story.
Below is Kourosh’s itinerary:
Astara, Lissar, Kapurchal, Hassanrud, Lahijan, Ramsar, Hachirud, Sisangan, Mahmud Abad, Babol, Galugah, Siahchah, back to Galugah, Gomishan, from Mohamamd Abad to Aq- Qola, and Ashuradeh.