Round River Conservation Studies is a non-profit organization focused on international wildlife conservation research and education. Round River believes landscapes are powerful educators. Our wildlife study abroad programs in Africa, South America and North America are designed to involve small groups of students with inspiring people and actual research projects that are finding and implementing solutions to real conservation issues. Our students are vital contributors to the conservation initiatives of Round River and our local partners.
"My time in Namibia was the most memorable experience of my life. Round River is such a unique organization that provides the opportunity for future conservation practitioners to play a significant role in community conservation initiatives. These initiatives are not make believe, but instead are directly benefiting the livelihoods of thousands of people. The entire time I was in Namibia I was fully immersed in a place and culture so different than mine. My eyes were opened every day to new people and experiences. Round River gave me the opportunities to interact in a sensitive and meaningful way with indigenous communities. These unique experiences constantly made me revaluate my lifestyle and perceptions of the world. My time in Namibia reinforced my desire to pursue a career in community-based conservation and gave me the professional skills and real world experiences to make that desire a reality.”
– Nick Clark, Colorado State University, Namibia Program 2008