How long do you think this adventure will take?
I started on April 6th, and plan to return in the first week of October. There is a myriad of issues ongoing globally, so I am trying to be flexible and realistic as I travel. The snows in the Central Asian highlands, and the closed roads they’ll bring about, will likely be a natural indicator of when I should be heading back home.
How can people get involved?
Glad you asked. The whole premise of this expedition is to raise awareness of sturgeon. Without knowledge of something, you are unlikely to want to protect it, so I am trying to bring the news of their sorry demise into as many people’s orbits as possible.
I am running a blog as I travel, highlighting the work being done and organisations I have met, as well as illuminating what solo adventure travel can be like – both the highs and the lows!
You can find more info on the trip and can track my progress on the expedition’s website: www.oneaveragespoke.org
Or follow me on Instagram one.average.spoke
Thanks to groups like SHOAL, I hope to make whatever impact I can and galvanise support and greater funding for sturgeon and freshwater conservation projects.
You can help Matt’s fundraising efforts at the link below. Proceeds go to Fauna & Flora International’s Caucasus sturgeon programme.