• Marañón River

    Field Station

~ Marañón River Field Station ~

The Marañón River

The Marañón River, Peru’s second-longest river, flowing 1,737 km (1,079 mi) is the principal or mainstream source of the Amazon River. Originating in the Peruvian central Andes, the Marañón flows northward carving out the Marañón canyon. The deep and rugged canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of South America, is recognized as one of the most biologically diverse areas within the Tropical Andes Hotspot.

Flowing north the Marañón then turns eastward in the low jungle region, where it is joined by the Huallaga River and later the Ucayali to then become the Amazon River.

At this eastward bend of the Marañón, the waters rush through the Pongo de Manseriche (white water canyon) and then snake into the rainforest lowlands.

Marañón Field Station

Marañón Field Station
Amazonas Protected Rainforest ~ Large Map

29-hectares of forest land has been proposed as our Marañón Field Station: 15km west to the Kampankis Mountains (high jungle wildlife) and 15km east to Laguna Amaya (lowland forest wildlife). Contact Us for information on how you can help our fund raising.

Marañón Field Station

~ Area Wildlife Videos ~

Special Thanks to Ronald Wagter for his videos.


Giant Anteater

South American tapir



South American tapir

White-lipped peccary

Amazonas Conservation Initiative is a collaboration between
anthropologist Peter Lerche, authority on the indigenous people of Amazonas,
and Davarian Hall.

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