We call upon the Peruvian Government, specifically the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Energy and Mines and the Minister of Culture to complete a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Marañón River basin, before hydroelectric developments in this basin can proceed any further.
The Peruvian government has approved several hydroelectric dams and is currently assessing more projects which will destroy the Marañón River, a primary source of the Amazon, home to indigenous peoples, endemic species and stunning, untouched canyons.
This is happening without a Strategic Environmental Assessment to look at the cumulative social or environmental impact of all the projects that are planned on this river, let alone a basin scale assessment to designate which Amazonian tributaries can be developed and which must remain free-flowing to maintain the health of the Amazon Basin below.
Marañón Waterkeeper is excited to announce the appointment of Diana Elizabeth Zanabria Sequiros to the position of National Coordinator for the Remando Juntos Campaign. Ms. Zanabria will coordinate Remando Juntos, a campaign focused at educating and creating pride in this emblematic river at a national level in Peru. She will act as point of contact for national coordination surrounding protection of the Marañón River. This is increasingly important as the movement to protect this river gains momentum and more stakeholders become involved at the national and international levels.
Marañón Waterkeeper is dedicated to the protection of the Marañón River, hydrological source of the […]
Written by Gary Wockner, Director at Waterkeeper Alliance. Original article Published 21 July by Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Of the twenty dam sites that have been identified on the Marañón over the last three decades, seven [...]
This Petition calls upon the Peruvian Government, specifically the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Energy and Mines and the Minister of Culture to complete a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Marañón River basin, before [...]
In National Geographic, scientist and pro kayaker Natalie Kramer Anderson discusses her expedition down Peru’s Marañón River and what it means to be female in two male-dominated professions. Read the full article here. Natalie and [...]
Join us on the river!
We are looking for supporters to get involved and join our campaign to protect the Marañón River. Would you like to join the Remando Juntos journey?
There are only 8 positions available for guests who would like to help us make this project possible and participate in an 11 day journey with purpose.
October 19-29 2016
July 17-27 2017
Cost: Minimum donation or amount fundraised is $3,000 pp. This will cover your costs on the journey and help to fund the Remando Juntos project. If you can contribute or fundraise more, this will go toward supporting our core activities.