Río Mapacho Waterkeeper


Ronald Catpo
[email protected]
51 984705374

Mr. Ronald Catpo, a native of Lima, Perú, is the Río Mapacho Waterkeeper.  His work seeks to address water pollution from various sources, primarily, from legal and illegal mining. He collaborates closely with local residents in the Río Mapacho watershed, including various indigenous communities.  Prior to serving as a Waterkeeper, he was a  key promoter of the 17,000-acre Haramba Queros Wachiperi ecological reserve, the first such reserve managed by indigenous people in Perú. Mr. Capto has worked for the environmental organizations Pro-Manu and ProNaturaleza and for the Park Service of Perú.  He has a Master of Science degree in Conservation Resources and Forestry.  Now based in Cusco, the town known for its proximity to the Incan remains of Machu Picchu, Mr. Capto also currently serves as Conservation Director for Protected Areas at Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica, the parent organization for Río Mapacho Waterkeeper.  As such, he focuses on legal alternatives for conservation of forests in the Río Mapacho basin.


Calle César Vallejo K-6 Urb. Santa Mónica
Wanchaq, Departamento de Cusco