Raptor View Research Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit research and education organization established in 2004 and based in Missoula, Montana. Executive Director, Rob Domenech, has been researching and monitoring raptors in Western Montana since 1993.
The mission of RVRI is to provide knowledge of raptors (birds of prey) and the ecosystems that support them to the public andscientific community, through research conservation and education. As widespread predators inhabiting all terrestrial ecosystems, raptors serve as valuable indicators of ecosystem health. As “environmental barometers”, or the “coal miner's canary”, raptors are often the first obvious component of an ecosystem to show the negative effects of a failing system. RVRI believes that by protecting raptors and effectively managing for them, we are in turn, protecting the wild integrity of those ecosystems as a whole.
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