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 diferent 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:
BRAZIL: Rio Içá, Rio Purité, Igarapé do Belém


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

 

PRESENT

2013

AMERICA:

South America:
AMAZON REGION: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil
CHILE: the most southern region
Central America:
MEXICO: Chiapas

 

EURASIA – CENTRAL ASIA – ASIA & FAR EAST

BHUTAN: unexplored fish regions 

JAPAN: Okinawa

INDIA: Eastern Ghats & Brahmaputra Valley

 

AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA 

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

 

FUTURE

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

 

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


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
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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