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 [...]
Art + Conservation
22 November - 1 December 2022 Marañón Waterkeeper is running a 9 day Art + Conservation Expedition down the Marañón River. Guests are invited to join the trip, participate in workshops and co-create a mural with artists and locals in Tupén Grande. [...]
World Premiere ‘The Roar of the Marañón’ and Motion 013 accepted at IUCN World Conservation Conference
September 9, 2021 - Marseille France:The IUCN World Conservation Congress approved Motion 013 “Protection of Andes-Amazon rivers of Peru: the Marañón, Ucayali, Huallaga and Amazonas, from large-scale infrastructure projects”. We also took this opportunity to make the world premiere for our new film [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: Project Lorena Advancing Project Veracruz Advancing with [...]
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). The Lorena Hydroelectric Project is the lowest [...]