List of Expeditions

Image Heiko’s expeditions, field and research trips around the world, had taken him to more than 800 destinations by the end of 2006. Here is a list of the same…

 

PRESENT – FUTURE

 

PAST

Expeditions & Field trips by Heiko Bleher – by continent and country (in some countries also the states he sampled) – always with number of field trips and/or destinations:

AFRICA
ALGERIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
ANGOLA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – with 4×4)
BENIN: 1 (sampling)
BURUNDI: 3 (Photoreports & sampling – by boat and 4×4)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
EGYPT: 2 (sampelings)
EQUATORIAL GUINEA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
ERITREA 1 (sampling)
ETHIOPIA: 5 (Photoreports & sampling)
BURKINA FASO: 2 (Photoreports & sampling with the Heikomobile)
CAMEROON: 6 (Photoreports & sampling – twice with the Heikomobile)
CONGO: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
CÔTE D’IVOIRE: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – twice with the Heikomobile)
DJIBOUTI: 1 (sampling)
GABON: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
GAMBIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
GHANA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile and for the President)
GUINEA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
KENIA: 3 (Photoreport & sampling)
LAKE TANGANJIKA: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
LESOTHO: 1 (Photoreports & sampling)
LIBERIA: 2 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile).
LIBYA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
MALAWI: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – on land and in the sea)
MALI: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
NIGERIA: 5 (Photoreports & sampling).
MAROCCO: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
MAURETANIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
MOZAMBIQUE: 2 (Photoreport & sampling – with a 4×4)
SENEGAL: 4 (Photoreport & sampling).
SIERRA LEONE: 2 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
SOMALIA: 1 (sampling)
SOUTH AFRICA: 4 (Photoreport & sampling)
SUDAN 1: (Photoreport & sampling)
TANZANIA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
TOGO: 1 (sampling)
TUNISIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
UGANDA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
ZAIRE (= Democratic Republic CONGO): 37 (Photoreports & sampling)
ZAMBIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
ZIMBABWE: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
Heiko completed in 2006 his 131th research destination in an African country
AMERICA
North America:
CANADA: 4 samplings in the following states: Ontario (1), Manitoba (2) and Saskatchewan (1)
USA: 42 samplings in the following states: California (2), Nevada (2), New Mexico (2), Arizona (2), Utah (1), Arkansas (2), Colorado (2), Texas (3), Louisiana (3), Mississippi (2), Alabama (2), Georgia (4), Florida (5), Kentuky (1) Missouri (1), North Dakota (2), South Dakota (1), Wyoming (1), Montana (2) and Hawai’i (2) 
MEXICO: 5  (Photoreports & sampling)
Central America & Caribbean:
BELIZE 1 (Photoreports & sampling)
GUATEMALA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
HONDURAS: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
EL SALVADOR :1 (sampling)
NICARAGUA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
COSTA RICA: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
PANAMA: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
South America:
COLOMBIA: 12 (Photoreports & sampling)
VENEZUELA: 10 (Photoreports & sampling)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: 3 (samplings)
GUYANA: 5 (samplings)
SURINAME: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
FRENCH GUIANA: 2 (samplings)
BRAZIL: 403 photoreports & sampling in the following states: Amapá (1), Amazonas (318 –  including the states Pará, Tocantins, Roraima, Acre, Rondonia), Maranhão (2), Rio Grande do Norte (1), Paraíba (1), Pernambuco (2), Bahia (2), Piauí (1), Minas Gerais (5), Goiás (12), Mato Grosso (33 – including Mato Grosso do Sul), Espirito Santo (2), Rio de Janeiro (10+), São Paulo (5),  Rio Grande so Sul (4), Paraná (3) and Santa Catarina (1).
PARAGUAY: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
URUGUAY: 3 (sampling)
ARGENTINA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
CHILE: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
BOLIVIA: 5 (Photoreports & sampling)
PERU: 15 (Photoreports & sampling)
ECUADOR: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
Heiko completed in 2006 his 539th research destination in an American country

EUROPA & MIDDLE EAST
Europe:

BULGARIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
CROATIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
ESTONIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
FRANCE: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
GERMANY: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
HUNGERIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
ITALIA: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
JUGOSLAWIA: 2 (samplings – also – with the Heikomobile)
PORTUGAL: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
SPAIN: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
SLOVENIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
TURKEY: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
Middle East:
AZERBAIJAN: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
GEORGIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
ISRAEL: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
Heiko completed in 2006 his 24th research destination in Europe & Middle East
CENTRAL ASIA

TURKMENISTAN: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
USBEKISTAN: 6 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
KAZAKHSTAN 2: (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
KYRGYSTAN: 3 (Photoreports & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
TAJIKISTAN: 1 (Photoreport & sampling – with the Heikomobile)
Heiko completed in 2005 his 13th research destination Central Asia including four trips to the Aral Sea area
EURASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

CHINA: 4 (Photographing & sampling)
PAKISTAN: 1 (sampling)
INDIA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
BANGLADESH; 1 (sampling)
MYANMAR: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
THAILAND: 5 (Photoreports & sampling)
LAO: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
KAMPUCHEA: 1 (sampling)
MALAYSIA: 3 (Photoreports & sampling)
SINGAPORE: 1 ((Photoreport & sampling)
HONG KONG: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
PHILIPPINES: 4 (Photoreports & sampling)
JAPAN: 2 (Photoreport & sampling)
KOREA: 2 (Photoreport & sampling)
TAIWAN: 2 (Photoreport & sampling)
Heiko completed in 2006 his 35th research destination in Asia & the Far East

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA : 22 Photoreports & sampling in the following states: Queensland (6 – including Fraser Islands), NSW (2): South Australia (2), Victoria (3), Northern Territories (5), Tasmania (2), Three Hummock Island (1) and Outback (1)
BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND: 2 (Photoreports & sampling)
FIJI ISLANDS: 1 (sampling)
INDONESIA: 36 Photoreports and sampling in the following regions: Java (1), Sumatra (1), Kalimantan (2), Sulawesi (6), Molluccas (2), Aru islands (2),  Bali (2) Irian Jaya (22 – including the islands Waigeo (2); Batanta (2); Misool (1); Biak (4); Selawati (2))
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 10 (Photoreports & sampling)
SALOMON ISLANDS: 1 (Photoreports & sampling)
NEW CALEDONIA: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
NEW ZEALAND: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
Heiko completed in 2006 his 74th research destination in Australasia & Oceania
End of 2006 the total amount of collected and researched areas came to 817 in 111 different countries – but he visted already 163 countries…

 

2007

AMERICA 

Central America & Caribbean:
NICARAGUA, 18-27 November 2007
South America:
BRAZIL: Amazon, Jari Region in October 2007
BRAZIL: Amazon, Aracá Region in October 2007  
BRAZIL: Amazon, Aiapuá Region in November 2007

CENTRAL ASIA

TAJIKISTAN, 8-23 August 2007 – with the Heikomobile

EURASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

INDIA : 1 (southern India  – Photoreport & sampling)

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA

ARU ISLANDS: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
KAI ISLANDS: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
WESTERN KALIMANTAN: 1 (Photoreport & sampling)
NORTHERN AUSTRALIA: Photoreport & sampling

 

2008

EUROPA:
FINLAND: Baltic Sea
ROMANIA: field trip, collecting & photography  
CENTRAL ASIA
TAJIKISTAN: the Pamirs – with the Heikomobile
AMERICA:
South America:
BRAZIL: Jutaí
BRAZIL: Alto Aracá expedition, photography & discovery
BRAZIL: Tabatinga
COLOMBIA: Leticia – discovery trip
AFRICA: 
ETHIOPIA: northern region & Blue Nile
EURASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST
MALAYSIA: Peninsula Malaysia field trip  
INDIA: Kerala field trip – collecting & photography
AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA
ARU ISLANDS: several islands
INDONESIA: KAIMANA & more

 

2009

EUROPA & MIDDLE EAST:
U.A.E. : Collecting its only freshwater species
TURKEY : Asian side collecting & research
GREECE : photography & research of two river basins
IRAN: Collecting, research & photography

EURASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

INDIA : Northeastern India – field trip

AMERICA:

North America:
CANADA: Collecting in the Thames river, Ontario
South America:
COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA: Collecting, research & photography in the Inirida & Atabapo basins: Caño Sardiña; Caño Raia
COLOMBIA: Collecting in the vicinity of Leticia
COLOMBIA-BRAZIL: Collecting, research & photography in the Caquetá & Apaporis basins: Caño Libertad ; Caño Tonina

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA
AUSTRALIA: Southwestern Australia field trip

PHILIPPINES: aquatic research in the Pinacauan River, Luzon
PHILIPPINES: aquatic research in the  Wangag River, Sierra Madre

 

2010

AMERICA:

South America:
BRAZIL: several still unexplored Amazon areas including upper Javari basin
COLOMBIA: Putumayo, Apaporis & Inirida rivers
VENEZUELA: Amazon region

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

CHINA: Guangxi Province: Search for blind cave fishesSearch for Gobies & Loaches; Giant Salamander
INDIA: Andra Pradesh
INDIA: Brahmaputra Valley & Nagaland
PHILIPPINES: Luzon & Mindoro & Mindoro Occidental & Mindoro Oriental

 

2011

AMERICA

South America:
AMAZON REGION:
PERU: Yavari tributaries
BRAZIL: Igarapé do Belém
COLOMBIA: Rìo Calderón

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

TAJIKISTAN – UZBEKISTAN – TURKMENISTAN – IRAN : Aquatic research & photography

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kiunga region
INDONESIA: Borneo: Kalimantan Tengah: Aquatic research & photography 

 

2012

AMERICA

Mexico & USA:

SOUTHERN MEXICO & Chiapas
USA: Virginia
South America:
AMAZON REGION:
BRAZIL: Rio Içá, Rio Purité, Igarapé do Belém

COLOMBIA: Leticia – Rìo Calderón
COLOMBIA: Río Negro – Río Meta

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

INDIA: Himalaya Foothills, Guajarat, Maharashtra, Eastern Ghats

 

2013

AMERICA:

South America:
AMAZON REGION: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil

Central America:
MEXICO: Chiapas

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

BHUTAN: southern unexplored fish regions 


INDIA: Eastern Ghats & Brahmaputra Valley
IRAN: south-eastern region down to Strait of Hormuz

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA 

KAI BASAR: the islands creeks
INDONESIA: Aru-Archipelago & West Papua
AUSTRALIA: Western Australia, Victoria & Queensland
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kiunga region

 

2014

AMERICA:

South America:
BRAZIL: Jandiatuba Expedition
COLOMBIA: Atabapo
VENEZUELA: Atacaví Expedition
Central America:
MEXICO: Oaxaca field trip

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST
INDIA: Kerala & Tamil Nadu research field trips

AFRICA:

MOROCCO: Research in 51 rivers

 

2015

AMERICA:

South America:
BRAZIL: Igarapé Preto
BRAZIL: Amazonas Expedition in the Vale do Javari
COLOMBIA: Tacana – field trip
PERU: unexplored caños in the lower Napo region – border with Ecuador
Central America:
COSTA RICA: Three field trips

 

2016

AMERICA:

South America:
PERU – COLOMBIA: South-eastern region – Putumayo basin

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST


INDIA: Kerala, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, North Bengal, Sikim, Himalaya Foothills
NEPAL: southern end.
CHINA: southern China

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA 

INDONESIA: West Papua – Batanta, Mansur, Vogelkop Penisnsula

 

PRESENT

AMERICA:

South America:
ARGENTINA: Misiones region
COLOMBIA: South-eastern region – upper Apaporis River & Jirijirimo falls

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

RUSSIA: Moscow area
UCRAINE: Kiev region

INDIA: Northeastern states
IRAN: north-eastern region
VIETNAM & LAO: unexplored habitats border with Lao
PALAU: research in most of its freshwater creeks

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA 

AUSTRALIA: Cape York Peninsula
INDONESIA: Sumatra – Java & West Papua
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kiunga region

 

FUTURE

Heiko is planning present and ahead and has still about 200 destination he still wants to research and sample before it is to late – most of them are threatened by continuous habitat destruction and endless pollution:

AFRICA:

CAMEROON: the south eastern region


CONGO – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC: Kananga & Gemena regions


GUINEA-BISSAU: southern area


NIGERIA: upper Cross River region


GUINEA: the Niger River tributaries


SIERRA LEONE


GHANA


ERITREA – SOMALIA

MADAGASCAR

MOZAMBIQUE: the northern region

AMERICA:

South America:
AMAZON REGION: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil
ARGENTINA: Chaco

CHILE: the most southern region

ECUADOR: Oriente

BOLIVIA: Cochabamba region & Cobija
Central America:
COSTA RICA

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

MONGOLIA

BHUTAN: unexplored fish regions 


INDIA: Northeastern States
TURKMENISTAN: Amau Darya

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA
INDONESIA: Kalimantan, Java, Sumatra, Aru-Archipelago & West Papua

 

More to come soon…

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