Bleher’s Biotopes contains 460 pages and thousands of photos; it offers descriptions of about 50 countries and their aquatic environmental status today, with a detailed description of more than 500 rivers and lakes, including approximately 2500 fish species mentioned and presented in photos (with many new species) , and nearly 500 aquatic plants are cited. Heiko Bleher is also interested in the taxonomic problems of certain names and publishes the GPS data of almost every biotope, as well as the years of his visits and the dates of his species discoveries and/or their introduction into the hobby.
This book presents stories and field surveys of nearly half of Heiko Bleher’s 910 expeditions. It also shows the destruction – past and present – of aquatic habitats around the world and identifies many species extinct in the wild, because of the endless human pollution, the construction of dams, the destruction of what is essential to all forms of life on Earth: fresh water.
This book is a timeless document for today, but also for future generations; it’s a must for anyone who wants to know more about past and present aquatic ecology.
ISBN 978-88-909736-6-6 | 460 pages | Limited edition.