Mission of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. We are committed to promoting continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.


Dian Fossey began studying gorillas in the 1960s


Explore our website for more information about us, our funders, and collaborators. Learn about our history, what we do, our activities protecting and rehabilitating rescued gorillas, our science and research projects, and how we are helping people. Also learn more about our staff, board of trustees, and financial stewardship, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

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We are 100% Committed

100% of the Fossey Fund's budget is devoted to gorilla conservation programs that help people and save gorillas.
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