In 1991 Round River Conservation Studies began gathering ecological information and engaging local communities in conservation dialogue in several bioregions. These areas have included: the Blue Range of southeastern Arizona, the Great Bear and Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the tropical forests of Belize, the Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana, the highlands of southern Ecuador, the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, the shrub desert of central Namibia in southwestern Africa, and the canyon country of southern Utah.
Round River’s current efforts in North America are in the Taku River of northwestern British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and on the North Slope of the Yukon Territory. In Africa, our work continues in the deserts of northern Namibia and the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South and Central America, our work is in the Aysén Region of Patagonia in Chile and the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. In 2017 we will be initiating a new project in the Darhad Valley of Huvsgul Province, Mongolia.
The Osa Peninsula is a true jewel of land, water, and life. Covering an area of just 700 square miles on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the peninsula harbors 2.5 percent of the biodiversity of the entire planet. Round River will initiate a new program in association with Osa Conservation in their efforts to protect and restore habitat in the region.