On 29/08/2008 Brazilian authorities and IBAMA arrested Heiko Bleher and his wife while returning back from an expedition on some Black Water rivers on Araca,Jutai,Solimones and Demini.
The 'excuse' of this arrest was that Heiko was trying to 'smuggle' fish without a proper permit.
This is based on a new law of Brazilian government which along with the new law that every foreign Scientist that is working on Brazilian wildlife should be accompanied by a Brazilian scientist too, makes the exploration of Brazilian wildlife almost impossible.

Note that all the speciments that Heiko was carrying where in alcohol and formalin solution strictly for science.

Heiko is the greatest explorer of the century and all the humanity owes a lot to this GREAT man.

Currently is held and waiting for the court with limited access on phone so it is very difficult to contact him directly.

Signing this petition is the least we can do in order to 'protest' for this ridiculous arrest, but for sure IBAMA and Brazilian government should know that Heiko is NOT alone.

We owe many things to Heiko let's help him!

Thanks in advance,

Dimitris Lysikatos

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  • 08 January 2016647. Palexandru Davis
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015646. Anastasios K
    free Heiko Bleher
  • 28 December 2015645. Walter S
    Very strange Get Heiko Free
  • 27 December 2015644. Ray H
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015643. Martin F
    ce sont des prйlиvement pour but scientifique...ce n'est pas de la contre bande...restons sйrieux
  • 06 December 2015642. Andrea Pearson
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  • 27 November 2015640. Peppino Reese
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015639. Nataraj Larsen
    FREE Heiko .....!
  • 22 November 2015638. Usman Garcia
    hi i know Mr. Heiko from a source of website i read and saw many his articales he is a good man of source
  • 18 November 2015637. Adnan Levine
    please free Heiko Bleher
  • 10 November 2015636. Talvikki P
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015635. Ivan F
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015634. Aquatic W
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015633. Deepak N
    Heiko Blehers actions may kindly be condoned by the Brasilian Government considering his contribution to the Industry and his integrity
  • 28 October 2015632. Harry Deleon
  • 26 October 2015631. Robert S
    Heiko deserves being arrested and should stay in jail for a long time. In addition he should pay a huge fine and be banned from entering Brazil and other countries. He is an arrogant pseudo scientist, who not only has broken lawn inumerable times, but has
  • 09 October 2015630. Katerina N
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015629. Mike Sunsees
    Please free them ... Heiko Bleher and Natasha are great people!
  • 06 October 2015628. Basdekis D
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015627. Kevin Guerra
    FREE BLEHER NOW greece
  • 01 October 2015626. Nick Z
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015625. Tony V
    Free Heiko and his travel companions - He has brought South America to the world in his books and lectures. He does more for South American tourism than any single government.
  • 26 September 2015624. Anna M
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015623. Jack Valdez
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 2015622. Harry L
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 2015621. Emmanouil R
    I support this petition

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