News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.

Introducing Amachay Yumi Festival

Amachay means Defend in Quechua, indigenous language of the Andes.Yumi means Water in Aguarana, indigenous language of lowland Marañón Amazon. Like the name, we will connect Andes with Amazon in a  month long festival to protect the rivers that are the lifeblood of the planet. See the festival homepage for more information. Learn how you can be [...]

By |February 23rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

The Bountiful or the Dammed

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 Waterkeeper Magazine; republished with permission from Waterkeeper Alliance. Photos by ©Tui Anandi, courtesy of Culture Trip; Jessica Halter and Walter [...]

By |January 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Dams Put Peru’s Cultural Heritage at Risk

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 Peru’s most powerful people. But what it didn’t do is talk much with the local community about what the dam [...]

By |December 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

August 2019 News from the Rio Marañón

Dam Updates. The first Peruvian National Park for Rock Art? Creation of Conservation Areas. August 2018 Survey of Fish Biodiversity in the Upper Marañon. CITA-UTEC A Baseline Study of four major Amazonian Tributaries & Hidrovia Amazonica. Local News:Rafting in Lonya & Meetings with Community. Positive Tourism: New Sport Uniforms and Stretchers for Tupén and Mendán. [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

2018, and looking ahead!

2018 was huge year on the Marañón, here are some of the highlights and a look ahead to whats in store for 2019! Launch of Confluir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo2Qgp2JuPM   We launched short film Confluir at the beginning of 2018, with both English and Spanish language versions. Since then it has toured through more than a dozen different [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Marañón Film Festival Success!

Last month the Marañón Waterkeeper team took the film Confluir on tour down the Maranon River.  With this we were able to show our appreciation to local communities for work they have done protection their river, put this in context of the larger conservation movement of the Marañón and create conversations around the future of [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|News|1 Comment

Host a Film Screening!

Organise a time and place for your event! Confluir will be available for community screenings on or after 21st April 2018, World Fish Migration Day! Screenings can be organised before this date by special request.  If there is a film festival in your hometown or city, consider working with us to enter Confluir into the [...]

By |March 18th, 2018|News, Press Releases|1 Comment

Marañón Film Festival

Taking the film back to the river. Confluir is an enviro-adventure documentary about  the Marañón River, source of the Amazon. It will be released in 2018 and we are taking it back to the communities where it was filmed. Screenings coming to remote Andean communities May-November 2018! Get in touch with us if you would like to join this film festival flotilla, [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|News, Press Releases|3 Comments

News From the Marañón – Nov 2017: Power to Tupén, Dam Updates and Exploring Canyons

Another busy year on the Marañón, some news good, some not so. The river still flows free, and resistance to destructive dams continues to grow so we have much to celebrate. Power to Tupen! Dam Updates: Project Lorena Advancing Project Veracruz Advancing with little resistance: Chillia Hydroelectric Project lodges EIA Marañón Conservation Areas Bosques Tropicales Estacionalmente [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Project Lorena: Observations on Preliminary EIA

In April 2017, the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) for Project Lorena was approved, giving Amazonas Energía S.A.C. ( subsidiary of Andrade Gutierrez, Brazil) the green-light to move ahead a full EIA study (Resolucíón Directoral No 100 SENACE/DCA). The Lorena Hydroelectric Project is the lowest altitude dam on the Marañón to gain approval so far. The 32m dam, [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|News|3 Comments