Marañón Waterkeeper is the voice, steward and protector of the Marañón River. We are leading the campaign to protect the source of the Amazon in its natural free flowing state; to protect all the species that depend on it and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on this river.
Marañón Waterkeeper Patrol:
On our 2017 Patrol we are working with ‘II en Ruta‘, a Peruvian travel show with a focus on sustainable and purposeful travel. Throughout the Patrol, we will be filming an episode with the II en Ruta team which will highlight the Marañón River as a national treasure of Peru.
There are 10 spaces available for everyday people who wish to experience this unforgettable journey and really make a genuine difference through their travel. This fully guided, 7 day raft journey, will be run by Marañón Experience team; see the trip description here. We have had participants of all ages and abilities join us on the river in the past.
Participation in this Marañón Waterkeeper Patrol costs $1600 USD per person.
(10% goes directly to support the campaign to protect the river!)
- July 29 – August 5, 2017 (Filming episode of ‘II en Ruta’).
- Second Journey tentatively planned for September, enquire for more details!
Email us to join the trip or get more information!
Impact of Previous Patrols:
- Award winning Peruvian journalist Jack Lo Lau joined us on the patrol and published an article which was later syndicated by the largest newpapers in Peru.
- Photographer Diego Peréz joined us to shoot photos for use by and upcoming WWF campaign.
- 2015 (before we founded Marañon Waterkeeper)
- Shot footage for documentary film about the Marañón.
- Journalist Saul Elbien wrote this article for Mens Journal, and several articles published several articles in Mongabay focused on social issues related to dams on the Marañón.
- Our team shot photos which have been utilised by partner NGO’s and media organisations and newpaper articles.
- Creation of the Remando Juntos grass roots project to (re)-connect young people with the river.