In 2020 Marañón Waterkeeper is focusing on:

  • Legal Analysis & accompanying media campaign with a view to annul the Chadin II and Veracruz dam concessions. Read the latest report!
  • Media campaign and local outreach through the Marañón River Tour to accompany and boost our legislative work. [Postphoned due to COVID-19]
  • Implement a water quality monitoring program working with local communities.
  • Analysis of landholders and accompanying rapid biological inventory surrounding Marañon Libre Conservation Area, with a view to protect larger areas of native forest in the Marañon Valley.
  • International Media Campaign to protect Amazonian tributaries being lead by Waterkeeper Alliance.
  • Assist CITA-UTEC to complete their baseline studies on the Upper Marañón with local knowledge, logistical support and communications.
  • Continue to promote the need for a A Full Biological Inventory of the Marañón River.
  • Promote the need for legislation that will create protections for Peru’s most important rivers.
  • Continue to educate people about why the Marañón is so important and grow the local movement to protect it. Watch Confluir film!
  • Continue to promote responsible tourism in the area and prompt the Peruvian authorities to recognise this as an important resource in the region.

Join us to protect the Primary Source of the Amazon River and one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet!


Rock Art in the Marañón Valley

August 26th, 2020|0 Comments

It is incredible to think that one valley can house so much human and ecological history, and be the source of the largest river on the planet. There really is no other river like the [...]

  • Analysis of the environmental legal status of the Veracruz and Chadin II hydroelectric projects in the Maranon River

New Report: Marañon Dam Certifications Expired; Action by Government Required.

July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

We are excited to release this report about the legal status of Marañón Dams completed by our parent organisation, the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law, supported by Waterkeeper Alliance and the The Moore Foundation. Download [...]

2020 Marañon River Tour Cancelled

February 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Marañón River tour has been cancelled in 2020 due to covid risk and movement restrictions within Peru. We hope to complete a similar project in 2021! See the festival homepage for more information. Learn [...]