Congratulations to Kaggie Orrick!

Kaggie Orrick’s journey in conservation traces back to her semester abroad with Round River in the fall of 2008 in Namibia.  During this experience, she was exposed to various conservation initiatives, including assisting with Save the Rhino Trust projects, conducting Ximenia (sour plum) transects, and participating in mapping exercises to understand wildlife movements.  It was…

Jenifer Torres, Botswana ’20

Jenifer TorresRound River Botswana ’20 Jenifer’s career in conservation started as a student in Round River’s program in Botswana. As a pre-vet student Jenifer did not have the typical background of most Wildlife Biologists, however, Round River taught her the necessary field skills to succeed in the conservation field. She then applied these skills as…

Welcome Dineo Keithome to Round River Botswana

Round River is very fortunate to welcome Dineo Keithome to our conservation efforts in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi National Park and Kalahari Game Reserve region. As a staff member of the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Dineo has accepted a graduate position with the University of Botswana and the Okavango Research Institute to examine human-wildlife…

Jonathan Piazza, Botswana ’13

Jonathan PiazzaRound River Botswana ’13 Jonathan Piazza grew up watching nature documentaries and dreaming of spending time in picturesque southern Africa. When he was encouraged by his advisor to study abroad, he knew he needed to find a program that would check Africa and its charismatic megafauna off his bucket list. After doing some research, he…

Make way for the ungulates

Restoring Southern Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Migrations Written by: Dennis Sizemore, Executive Director for Round River From Natural Selection travel catalog pages 44-45 “It is simply visceral. Witnessing northern Botswana’s multiplicity of life, it imaginably harkens to our collective savannah beginnings or directly to our childhood fantasies. The lands comprising Botswana’s iconic natural areas, the Greater…

Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans Conservation Initiative Charting Connections Workshop

On September 3 – 5, 2018, Round River, with its partners Natural Selection Conservation Trust, Botswana Predator Conservation Trust and the Okavango Research Institute, conducted the — Makgadikgadi/Nxai Pans Conservation Initiative Charting Connections Workshop. A summary report of this workshop is available for download at this link— Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans Conservation Initiative_Charting_Connections_Workshop_Summary_10:18

Epic migration re-emerges in Southern Africa

Round River participated in and helped to convene an important workshop in Botswana in early September, which brought together scientists, researchers, community leaders, representatives of government agencies and tourism operators to discuss restoration of migratory patterns in the Makgadikgadi region. The above article appeared in the Cape Times on September 19, 2018.