News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.

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 [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |July 21st, 2020|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

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.

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

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 [...]

By |December 22nd, 2019|News|1 Comment

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