In 2020 Marañón Waterkeeper is focusing on:

  • Legal Analysis & accompanying media campaign with a view to annul the Chadin II and Veracruz dam concessions.
  • Media campaign and local outreach through the Marañón River Tour to accompany and boost our legislative work. [Postphoned due to COVID-19]
  • 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!


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 [...]

The Bountiful or the Dammed

January 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Bruno Monteferri will do whatever it takes to put an end to the massive scheme to dam, and destroy, the magnificent Marañón River. By Lisa W. Foderaro. Originally published in Volume 15, Issue 2 of [...]

Dams Put Peru’s Cultural Heritage at Risk

December 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

By Bruno Monteferri and Benjamin WebbPhotos by Benjamin Webb The energy company that’s been planning the Veracruz dam on the Marañón River for almost a decade invested a great deal in pitching the project to [...]