Marañón Waterkeeper

Marañón Waterkeeper is the guardian, steward and voice of the Marañón river; A non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect and promote the Marañón River. We unite, educate and empower people to address the major issues that threaten this watershed.

We believe the communities and species that rely on the Marañón River have a right to exist. We believe the Amazon is essential to life on earth as we know it, and the source of this mighty river is a critical link in this interconnected ecosystem. The protection of the Marañón River is a global issue and to address we bring support from all corners of the globe.

Waterkeeper Alliance

Marañón Waterkeeper is a member of the WATERKEEPER® Alliancea global network of more than 275 Waterkeeper Organizations dedicated to protecting to rivers, lakes, bays, sounds and other water bodies around the globe through grassroots action. The vision of the Waterkeeper Movement is for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waterways worldwide. The guiding principle of Waterkeepers is that without water, there can be no life, and without clean water, there can be no healthy life.

WE ARE WORKING TO PROTECT THE MARAÑÓN RIVER

Bruno Monteferri
Bruno MonteferriSupervising Director
Bruno is a lawyer from Lima Peru and Director of Conservamos por Naturaleza; an organisation which fosters lead conservation action. Bruno is supervisor of the Maranon Waterkeeper Organisation, overseeing on behalf our parent NGO, SPDA (Peruvian Society of Environmental Law). Bruno is also acting Waterkeeper, until a full time appointment can be made to this position.
Benjamin Webb
Benjamin WebbInternational Coordinator
Ben is a whitewater kayaker and environmental engineer from Australia, who learned about the threats the Maranon River faced in 2013. Since then he has worked on projects to protect this river. This included founding the Remando Juntos team, and producing the documentary film ‘La Serpiente de Oro’.
David Gruen
David GruenFree-River Advocate
David is an environmental advocate and passionate supporter of free-flowing rivers. In 2016, he traveled to Peru to study the status of the planned hydroelectric dams. Floating down the river on a two-week rafting trip, he was captivated by the Marañón River’s incredible beauty, rare biological communities, invaluable contribution of water and nutrients to the Amazon Basin, and the potential for its world-class whitewater to support recreation-based tourism. For Marañón Waterkeeper, David raises awareness of the threatened river and advocates for its protection in the United States. He holds a master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s from the University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment.

Remando Juntos por el Marañón

Remando Juntos is a community based outreach team that was formed in 2014 . The team continues to run a campaign to educate Peru and spread awareness about the importance of  Marañón River. Since formation the team has created photographic, video and print materials and regularly runs community outreach events. In 2015 the group traveled to remote riverside villages to deliver informative presentations and helped to create ‘The Serpent of Gold Documentary’.

Luis 'Camote' Herrera

Photographer and Videographer

Luigi Marmanillo Cateriano

Tour Guide and Activist

Ana Teresa Ruiz

Environmental
Engineer &
Sustainable Land
Management

Jorge Chávez Ortiz

Environmental Engineer
& Activist

Adriana Troncoso Gomez

Biologist
&
Wildlife
Photographer

Lizbeth Diaz Redolfo

Human
Rights
Lawyer

Samuel Paucar

Photographer
&
Videographer