Marañón River Waterkeeper Bruno Monteferri, in Lima, Peru, is an environmental lawyer and activist who holds an MPhil in conservation leadership from Cambridge University in the UK. He has been on the front lines of the resistance against a proposal to build 20 dams on the Marañón River, the main tributary of the Amazon River. To date, none of these large dams has been constructed, and Bruno’s efforts, as part of a broad-based opposition in the face of corporate corruption and political lobbying, has led to a moratorium on all dams until 2021. In 2013 Bruno received the prestigious Green Talents award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In collaboration with the National Surfing Federation, he was able to pass the first law in the world focused on the protection of waves.