Press Releases made by 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 email@example.com +51 9 51242355 Lima, Peru, Friday, September 02, 2016 –– Endesa Chile, a multinational energy company with US $4.2 billion in 2015 revenues, is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Starting a movement, stopping the dams on the Source of the Amazon.
[Press Release] Marañón Waterkeeper is the steward and protector of the Marañón River in Peru, primary tributary of the Amazon River. They are working to stop it from disappearing under 20 enormous hydroelectric dams. “We are sparking a movement in Peru” said International Coordinator, Benjamin Webb. “A coalition of NGO’s are developing cases for protection [...]