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…

The Longest Days

An incredible journey made up of days that we never wanted to end; the aftermath was a series of days that seemed as though they never would end. Like those days, this post will be a long one, luckily its purpose is not so much to be read, but more just to be written. If…

Update 12/6/15

Wednesday 10th June: Day started with police following up village rumours that Jhuliño was found alive on the other side of the river. These were false. Members of the team coordinated with representatives of Awajún communities and village chiefs living in the area to be on the lookout and inform authorities of any news. Members…

Statement 10/6/2015

Tuesday 10th June, 2015 After lunch in town of El Muyo 9/6/2015, 3 experienced kayakers decided to run a 200m section of creek, from the road bridge in El Muyo down to the creek confluence with the Maranon River. A kayaker swam towards the end of the section, he made it to shore safely but…