News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.
Update on Marañon Dams & Call To Action
The Marañón Waterkeeper team recently provided an update on the dam situation to the European Parliament (The Veracruz project is owned by Italian company Enel), and reiterated our call for action by Peruvian Government. Read the Full Update Calls to action for Peruvian Authorities: Ministry of Energy and Mining: Confirm their decision on Veracruz’ claim [...]
Art + Conservation
22 November - 1 December 2022 Marañón Waterkeeper is running a 9 day Art + Conservation Expedition down the Marañón River. Guests are invited to join the trip, participate in workshops and co-create a mural with artists and locals in Tupén Grande. Thanks to collaboration with: Conservamos por Naturaleza, Marañón Experience, Coast 2 Coast Movement. [...]
World Premiere ‘The Roar of the Marañón’ and Motion 013 accepted at IUCN World Conservation Conference
September 9, 2021 - Marseille France:The IUCN World Conservation Congress approved Motion 013 “Protection of Andes-Amazon rivers of Peru: the Marañón, Ucayali, Huallaga and Amazonas, from large-scale infrastructure projects”. We also took this opportunity to make the world premiere for our new film ' The Roar of the Marañón. https://vimeo.com/514016411 Trailer: The Roar of the Marañón [...]
Rock Art in the Marañón Valley
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 Marañón!Peruvian archeologist Daniel Castillo Benitez has written this amazing book, a piece of art in itself, published in Awajún, Español [...]
New Report: Marañon Dam Certifications Expired; Action by Government Required.
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 Report in English Descargar informe Español What does it all mean? This is great news for the local populations and [...]
2020 Marañon River Tour Cancelled
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 how you can be a part of the festival or provide support.
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 [...]
Dams Put Peru’s Cultural Heritage at Risk
Update: See formal documentation of the pictographs here!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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]