Stop the dams planned for Río Marañón, the headwaters of the Amazon

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ESPAÑOL:  El río Marañón es el Alto Amazonas, y pasa por un cañon majestuoso, similar al Gran Cañon del río Colorado en los Estados Unidos.  Mucha gente vive en pueblos y comunidades a lo largo de este río, que es la fuente del río más caudaloso del mundo. El gobierno del Perú y empresas extranjeras tienen planes de construir >12 presas a lo largo de su cauce y ahogar este tesoro del Perú.  ¡AYÚDANOS A MANTENER AL MARAÑÓN LIBRE DE PRESAS Y LLENO DE VIDA PARA LAS FUTURAS GENERACIONES!  Los siguientes links te llevan a fotos, una película de 20 minutos y más datos:
14 min película
Cuarto Poder reportaje

ENGLISH: Río Maranon is the mainstem source of the Amazon River and flows through a canyon comparable in many ways to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona. It is also home to many of the Awajún nation (an Amazon tribe) and others living in picturesque villages along the upper canyons such as Calemar, the site of Ciro Alegría's famous novel La Serpiente de Oro. Due to its unique status as the source of the largest river in the world and its other outstanding attributes, the Maranon merits protection from a series of >12 hydroelectric dams that are planned along the river. Save Rio Marañón!! See more information at:
Save Río Marañon
15 min film
Marañon: Raft trip

A letter stating the unique qualities and attributes of this river will be signed by all petitioners and sent to the president of Peru as well as cabinet members in charge of the environment and tourism, as well as the head of Odebrecht, which is spearheading many of the megadam projects.



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