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

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

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

Launching Marañón Waterkeeper Website

Welcome to the world, Marañón Waterkeeper website! Over the coming months (and years) we will be building up this website to inform people about the health of and potential threats to the Marañón River. From this platform we will launch initiatives to counter these threats and create a community that care for the river. Right now, the platform [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments