Since, 1991, Round River has partnered with native peoples, conservation organizations and government agencies. We have gathered ecological information and engaged in conservation planning in the Blue Range of Arizona, the Great Bear and Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, the tropical forests of Belize, and the Yaak Valley of Montana.
Today our conservation efforts in North America are focused in northwestern British Columbia, in the canyons and forests of Southern Utah, and the Payette National Forest of Idaho. In Africa, our longstanding work in the deserts of Namibia continues as we begin another exciting opportunity in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South America, while our successful efforts in Ecuador have concluded we have a new exciting project in the Patagonia Mountains of Chile.
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 planning 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 finally,
• favorable conditions still exist to improve conservation education, and strengthen long-term conservation plans and sustainable resource use through local community involvement.