Can we make it?

I’m not sure if it will happen or not. I think really positive things will come from it if it does, but initially there doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of interest out there. The idea was a good one, but maybe we’re not good enough at communicating it, or maybe people just simply…

New Platform – Marañón Waterkeeper

The Marañón Waterkeeper website is now live and awaiting revision, but we need help to find the hundreds, possibly thousands of errors that are there! I’m not a WebDesigner, but such is the position I found myself in… Please let me know if anything looks bad, links don’t work or anything else is not as it should…

Corruption runs deep

Corruption runs deep. It isn’t even happening under the table. It would almost be better if it was, then at least you could ‘expose’ something. Oderbrecht, the Brazilian construction giant behind several of the dams on the Maranon, has links to money laundering and bribery through the Panama papers. Some of this money appears to make…

A year in passing, a new one beginning.

It’s been a huge year; certainly one of the most trying of my life. The Paddling with Purpose project grew astronomically, so much so that I haven’t used this space for several months. The project has outgrown this website and is finding new platforms from which it will speak and I am happy to reclaim…

Saul’s Articles

On our May trip we had the pleasure of taking US journalist Saul Elbein down the river as part of a Men’s Journal and Mongabay assignment to see the river valley before it was flooded. These are his first two articles on the Marañon. David & Goliath: Locals resist multinational dams, mines—sometimes win Jhuliño’s legacy: Life…

From the Source

I had had my eye on this section for a long time now, and almost pulled out of it due to the events of the last months. After getting back to Lima, I knew I couldn’t stay in the city, that the river was the only place I wanted to be. It was great to…