NEWS FROM THE MARAÑÓN

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: [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

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). [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|

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 [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

Small Steps – More than One Year Remando Juntos

Remando Juntos por el Marañón // Paddling Together for the Marañón In December 2014, the Remando Juntos team was created. In March 2015, the first post in the campaign went up. Since then we have [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

Public Audiences Manipulated, Social Conflicts Grow

While it remains debatable whether dozens of large dams being constructed on the Marañón River in Northern Peru will bring the development that is claimed, the evidence mounting to expose the corruption and conflict that surrounds these [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: News|