MARINE MAMMAL DEFENSE PROJECT: THE BASQUE WHALE

From Montreal to the Mingan Islands, by bike and stand up paddle. Go in search of the whales of the Basques, which are no longer present on our Basque coasts.

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MARINE MAMMAL DEFENSE PROJECT: THE BASQUE WHALE

What are the objectives of your trip?

From Montreal to the Mingan Islands, by bike and stand up paddle. In search of the whales of the Basques, which is no longer present on our Basque coasts. Go to meet these mammals and environmental associations that fight for the protection of this species, like the MICS (Mingan Islands research station) in Quebec. My project is to collect € 1 per km traveled for a local association (Itsas Arima)

Observe marine animals while respecting their environment in Quebec: interview, collect data, information on practices in Quebec to preserve marine mammals.

Follow the trail of the whales of the Basques by bike and stand up paddle from Montreal to the Mingan Islands (1000km)

Raise awareness and raise funds for a local environmental association: Itsas Arima from Bayonne. Online jackpot: 1km traveled = 1 € collected. In exchange for donors: receive a gift from the Itsas Arima association (Cap, t-shirt, sticker, sweatshirt, mug)

Witness an original sporting trip, with minimal ecological impact. With the greatest respect for nature.

Prove that it is possible to carry out projects for women and independently

What's your motivation?

Always attracted by marine mammals, I am suspicious of the history of the whale of the Basques. And everything related to the impact of humans on our animals.

Liking to travel independently and with the greatest respect for nature, I wanted to combine my two passions into one!

How are you going to achieve them?

Financial resources: Self-financing, Savings, donations, swaps and chips, Travel grants, support from local associations, travel competition

Human resources: pedal 1000km and collect € 1 per km via an online jackpot. In exchange: offer products derived from the Itsas Arima association (cup, cap, sticker, sweatshirt). Communicate by social networks (Facebook, Instagram) and raise awareness, meet associations on site (MICS, GREMM)

Technical resources: bikepacking and stand-up paddle travel equipment, autonomous bivouac equipment, digital equipment (photos, videos)

Budget

EXPENSES

• Bike: 700 €
• Paddle: 600 €
• Material:

- Bike: bags and trailer: 300 €

- Campsite: 300 €

- Digital device: 500 €

• Daily life (100 € / day): 3000 €
• Plane: 600 €
• Insurance: 110 €
• Passport: 86 €

TOTAL: € 6,196

  • Québec

Who am I

Teacher specializing in disability, I am passionate about outdoor sports such as paddleboarding, cycling, climbing, hiking, surfing. And I am particularly aware of the ecology and the preservation of marine fauna: marine mammals.


I carried out various Vélo Trips in France: along the Atlantic Ocean then around Brittany: around 2000km traveled.


I have traveled to different continents: Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe, and today I want to travel differently and in a committed way.


Hard of hearing since birth, I have always liked to get away from the crowds, the world and am drawn to nature and calm.

My hobbies

Always attracted by marine mammals and their conditions, I am sensitive to the history of the Basque whale and to everything related to the impact of humans on our animals. Liking to travel independently and with the greatest respect for nature, I wanted to combine my two passions into one.

What I am looking for through this trip

Observe marine animals while respecting their environment

Go on the trail of whales from the basques of Montreal to the Mingan Islands

Raise awareness about the massacres of marine mammals on our coasts and raise funds for a local environmental association: Itsas Arima

Testify to an original sports project, with minimal ecological impact. with the greatest respect for nature.

Prove that it is possible to carry out projects for women and independently

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