Since 1991 Round River has been partnering with local peoples, conservation organizations and government agencies to gather ecological information to engage to accomplish meaningful large-scale conservation.
We have gathered ecological information and achieved conservation outcomes in the Blue Range of Arizona, the Great Bear, Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the canyons of southern Utah, the highlands of southern Ecuador, the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, the tropical forests of Belize, and the Yaak Valley of Montana.
Our current efforts in North America continue in the Taku River of northwestern British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, with an exciting new opportunity 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.
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 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,
favorable conditions still exist to improve conservation education, and strengthen long-term conservation plans and sustainable resource use through local community involvement.
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.