|Where We Work|
Round River partners with native peoples, conservation organizations and government agencies to gather ecological information to engage in planning to accomplish meaningful conservation. Since, 1991, our project sites have included the Blue Range of Arizona, the Great Bear Rainforest and Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the tropical forests of Belize, the cloud forest of Ecuador and the Yaak Valley of Montana.
Today our conservation efforts in North America are focused in northwestern British Columbia, in the canyons and forests of Southeastern Utah, and the mountains of central Idaho. In Africa, our longstanding work in the Kunene Region of Namibia continues along with an exciting opportunity in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South America, our efforts are focused in the Patagonia Mountains of Chile.
For each of these project areas we employ the principles of conservation biology to formulate strategies to give our partners a well-founded scientific basis for their long-term conservation planning efforts. Our project areas are chosen because:
• they contain relatively large areas of intact wild lands with unique compositions of species, including many endemics;
• they are threatened by resource extraction and unsustainable development; and finally,
• favorable conditions exist to strengthen long-term conservation planning through local community involvement.