• Yellow Bluff, Taku River
    Yellow Bluff, Taku River, British Columbia (Photo: Bryan Evans)
  • Ellie Youngblood
    Ellie Youngblood, Himba Village, Namibia (Photo: Rebekah Karimi)
  • Adult male lion
    Adult male lion, Namibia (Photo: Cassidy Francik)
  • Combs Wash
    Combs Wash, Utah (Photo: Bryan Evans)
  • Young Elephant
    Young Elephant, Okavango Delta, Botswana (Photo: Dennis Sizemore)
  • Young Grizzly Bear
    Young Grizzly Bear, Nakina River, British Columbia (Photo: Dennis Sizemore)
  • Waterhole, Etosha National Park
    Waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia (Photo: Trent Alvey)
  • Steenbok, Central Kalahari Game Refuge
    Steenbok, Central Kalahari Game Refuge, Botswana. (Photo: Bryan Evans)
  • Flanagan Slough
    Flanagan Slough, Taku River (Photo: Bryan Evans)
  • Quskas Lake
    Quskas Lake, British Columbia Central Coast, Heiltsuk Territory. Photo: Ian McAllister
  • Klip Valley
    Klip Valley, Kunene Region of Namibia. (Photo: Dennis Sizemore)
  • Valley of the Gods,
    Valley of the Gods, Utah, Diné Bikéyah Conservation Area. (Photo: Dennis Sizemore)
Round River is dedicated to conservation strategies that preserve and restore wild places; to that end, we strive to develop and support traditions that sustain wildness.

What We Do

Round River Conservation Studies is an ecological research and education organization whose goal is the formulation and implementation of conservation strategies that conserve and restore wildness. We recognize that flourishing wildness and wild places are important in, and of, themselves.

Employing the principles of conservation biology, we formulate strategies to give our partner communities, organizations and governments a well-founded scientific basis for their long-term conservation planning efforts.

Student Study Abroad Program

Round River believes landscapes are powerful educators. In Africa, South America and North America our wildlife conservation study abroad programs are designed to involve small groups of students in ongoing research projects that are finding and implementing solutions to real conservation and environmental issues.

The efforts of these students contribute significantly to the larger conservation initiatives of Round River and our local partners.

Latest News

Working in the Chacabuco Valley

Working in the Chacabuco Valley

By Desiree Niewinski (Northland College)   This was our first week in the Chacabuco and it lived up to all… read more →
Wine-in’ and Dine-in’ With the Lions

Wine-in’ and Dine-in’ With the Lions

November 12, 2014 By Taylor Schlichting (Colby College)   We drove in on a dark, smooth paved road initiating the… read more →

The Rain

Written November 7, 2014 By Sam Wasserman (Colby College)   After spending a couple days back at Wereldesend getting the car… read more →

The Hunt

By Sam Wasserman (Colby College)   When I heard that Vehi and Steven, the professional hunter of Sesfontein Conservancy, were… read more →