Founded by Dian Fossey in 1978

We are dedicated to gorilla conservation through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, education and helping communities.

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We never leave

Protecting and studying gorillas for more than 45 years, even during the most difficult times, is what it takes to save a species.

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We are all one

A healthy ecosystem benefits everyone. Our health, education and economic programs improve the chances of gorillas surviving.

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Preserving critical forests

We are helping to create a vast rainforest wildlife corridor in eastern Congo, home to both mountain and Grauer's gorillas.

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Saving gorillas

Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas remain. Their habitats are severely threatened. We are on the ground every day protecting them.

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Fossey and Gorilla News

 

  • Dominant silverback Bwenge has died at age 24. Led now by elder female Maggie, the group's future is uncertain.
  • Work has begun at our third gorilla program site: Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park, habitat for Grauer's gorillas, including a habituated group.
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Get a gorilla bio, photo and adoption certificate when you “Adopt” a gorilla and help support our daily protection of the gorillas. Sponsor for yourself or give as a unique gift! "Green" option available.

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100% of the Fossey Fund's budget is dedicated to programs that save gorillas. Help keep anti-poaching teams in the field, care for rescued gorillas, protect from diseases & more.

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The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the U.S., supported by federal employees and the U.S. military. To give to the Fossey Fund through CFC, please enter code # 11249 on your pledge card.

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