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Loreto Coastkeeper

Monitoring Water Quality With Loreto Coastkeeper


Eco-Alianza de Loreto started Loreto Coastkeeper program in 2012 and began analyzing water quality at recreational sites along the coast of the Loreto...

Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and the Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
  • News

The values that inspire us at Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil,...

Estero Salado Waterkeeper

Estero Salado Waterkeeper’s Efforts to Protect Waterway Arrives at COP 27


Estero Salado Waterkeeper’s efforts to protect and restore the waters of the Estero Salado, the main saltwater estuary running through the city of Guayaquil,...

La Paz Waterkeeper Creates Standardized Model for Recording and Analysis of Seawater Quality Monitoring

  • By: Alberto Guillén
  • News

The work of La Paz Waterkeeper protects the health of recreational beach users in the Bay of La Paz, and raises awareness on the issue of water quality....

Protecting Cabo Pulmo’s Coast

  • By: Montserrat Arreola
  • News

Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C. (ACCP) is a community-based organization, created by Cabo Pulmo residents, originally established to care...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Margarita Diaz, Tijuana Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
  • News

Margarita Diaz grew up near the beach and has always had a connection with water. So it makes sense that the first thing she did when she moved to Tijuana...

Beach Cleanups in Cabo Pulmo and La Ribera, Baja California Sur, Mexico

  • By: Montserrat Arreola
  • News

Cabo Pulmo Coast Waterkeeper carried out five beach cleanups from October 2021 to March 2022. On October 23rd, we carried out our first cleanup, after...

The Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
  • News

The values that inspire us and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil, air, wildlife); which, despite...

Protecting Chile’s South-Central Coast

  • By: Maule Itata Coastkeeper
  • News

Maule Itata Coastkeeper has been a member of Waterkeeper Alliance since 2008. Our watershed is located on the south-central coast of Chile and borders...

Improper Wastewater Treatment in Santa Teresa

  • By: Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper
  • News

By Carolina Chavarría Pozuelo, Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper is based out of Santa Teresa, a small and highly touristic surf...

Celebrating 10 Years of Fighting for the Futaleufú River

  • By: Futaleufú Riverkeeper
  • News

By Lydia Blanchet, Futaleufú Riverkeeper Water Monitoring Program Coordinator A crown jewel of Patagonia, the Futaleufú River flows westward across the...

Mexican Court Urged to Rule for Indigenous Mayan Youth in Constitutional Challenge to Massive Industrial Hog Operation on Yucatán Peninsula


Mexico City, Mexico — Conservation groups, scientists, doctors and public-health experts filed a legal brief today supporting constitutional claims...

Tijuana Waterkeeper Works to Improve Some of the Most Contaminated Beaches in the World But They Need Your Help


Tijuana Waterkeeper, a program of Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental, has been around for quite some time. What started as beach cleanups has...

Promoting Life in the Creeks of Ecuador’s Guayllabamba River


By Patricio Chambers, Guayllabamba Waterkeeper The creeks of the Guayllabamba River in Ecuador constitute its “veins” through which small permanent...

Who is Waterkeeper: Alberto Guillén, La Paz Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
  • News

The Bay of La Paz in Baja California, Mexico is a stunningly biodiverse body of water situated within the Gulf of California at the southern end of the...

Motion to Protect Amazon Rivers Approved at the World Conservation Congress in Marseille


By Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR). Republished with permission. The Members’ Assembly of the International Union for Conservation of...

Public Health Experts, Conservationists Ask Mexico’s Highest Court to Uphold Suspension of 49,000-Hog Industrial Animal Operation in Yucatán Peninsula


Efforts Support Constitutional Claims Raised by Mayan Children MEXICO CITY, Mexico— Conservation groups, scientists, doctors, and public-health experts...

How to run a farm and be a hero at the same time


By Mariana Cassini. Originally published by Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper, reposted with permission. En español a continuación In the Cobano District...

Statement Regarding Attempt to Silence Citizen Advocacy in Chile

  • By: Marc Yaggi
  • News

Marc Yaggi, executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement regarding attempts to silence the voice of the environmental defender...

A Win for the Marañón River? Enel asks Peruvian Government to terminate dam contract


Future of Critical Amazon River Tributary Still in Danger A global energy company with a concession to build a dam on the Marañón River, a major tributary...

A win for the Marañón? Energy company moves to terminate dam contract, but what will the Peruvian government do?


One of the companies with a concession to build a mega dam on the Marañón River, the main hydrological source of the Amazon, has formally asked the Peruvian...

Newly Released Video Shows Tranquil Villages That Would be Flooded if Marañón Dams are Built


Marañón Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance released a video that takes viewers to tranquil villages on the floor of Peru’s remote Marañón Canyon,...

Ratificación del Acuerdo de Escazú y la protección de los ríos amazónicos

  • By: Amazonas Perú Waterkeeper
  • News

Por María Sembrero de Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Amazonas Perú Waterkeeper Los ríos amazónicos han sufrido terribles impactos, producidos...

The Ratification of the Escazú Agreement and the protection of Amazon rivers

  • By: Amazonas Perú Waterkeeper
  • News

By María Sembrero of Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) — parent organization of Amazonas Perú Waterkeeper The rivers of the Amazon have...

The safety of environmental defenders depends on the Escazú Agreement

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
  • News

“Last Friday, Roberto Carlos Pacheco Villanueva was assassinated. He and his father, Demetrio Pacheco, had been threatened by illegal miners and invaders...

Waterkeeper Alliance Calls on Latin American, Caribbean Leaders to Ratify Treaty Protecting Environmental Defenders


Read in Spanish / Leer en español Latin America has Become Most Dangerous Place in the World for Environmental Activists In response to an increase in...

Sign to save the source of the Amazon!


Read in Spanish / Leer en español Planned dams on Peru’s Marañón River, the hydrological source of the Amazon, would flood farms and caves containing...

Amazon Waterway: New risks for the river guardians under the pandemic


By Liliana García & Verónica Portugal, Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) Photos by Rolando Mondragón/DAR Deep in the Amazon, the people...

New legal analysis: Dams that threaten the source of the Amazon can’t legally be built


The environmental impact assessments for two dams planned on Marañón River, the main tributary to the Amazon, have expired, meaning the dams can no longer...

Peru’s planned dams would displace 1,000 and “decapitate” the Amazon


Photos by Ben Webb Twenty hydroelectric dams are planned for Peru’s Marañón River, the primary tributary to the Amazon; two have been approved. These...

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