News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.

News from the Marañón #1 – First year of Marañón Waterkeeper

December 2016 marks the one year anniversary of Marañón Waterkeeper, we would like to thank all of you for your support over the past year. What a year it was, and what a year the next one will be! Amazonian Dams put on hold, Growing the team, New report on status of Marañón Dams and [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Dam Projects on the Marañón, Updated Dams Map & Background Information.

Update on Dam Projects: The Chilia Hydroelectric Project has advanced to the next stage of development. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been submitted and is currently undergoing evaluation by the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM). The Chilia Project would have a dam wall of 117m, be located at 2200m meters above sea level in [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Omission of Neotropical Otter from Environmental Assessment.

If a large, conspicuous mammal can be left out of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), this calls the entire process into question. Veracruz is a 147m tall dam which planned on the Marañón River. In 2009, Compania Energetica Veracruz S.A.C. published an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Veracruz Dam project which was approved in 2014. We have [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Swift Anti-Dam Success in Peru

In an interview with leading Peruvian news publication Somos, Waterkeeper Alliance President Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated "My interest here is to try to generate a rational reaction to the government in terms of rethinking the various dam projects that are to be installed on the river". Just days after these words were spoken, [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|News|1 Comment

Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón.

[Versión Español] Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Benjamin Webb, International Coordinator, Marañón Waterkeeper benjamin@maranonwaterkeeper.org +51 9 51242355 Lima, Peru, Friday, September 02, 2016 –– Endesa Chile, a multinational energy company with US $4.2 billion in 2015 revenues, is [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

New National Coordinator for Remando Juntos Campaign

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 [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Op-ed: Don’t Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru

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 are serious proposals; four are in the permitting process with the Peruvian government. At least three hydroelectric corporations are proposing [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Petition: Assess the full impact before approval!

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 hydroelectric developments in this basin can proceed any further. Why sign the Petition? The Peruvian government has [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Studying the Marñón: Shooting Rapids and Exploring the Amazon

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 the team from the Marañón Project are working with Marañón Waterkeer to create avenues to enable future study on the [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

What does it take to save a river?

The Marañón River is under threat from hydroelectric projects, International Coordinator of Marañón Waterkeeper shares some thoughts on what it takes to protect a wild river like this. What does it take to save a river? I think it’s simple. It takes people who care about it, moving and agitating and working towards its protection; [...]

By |June 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments