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Gorilla Orphan Returns Home to DR Congo

Ihirwe in the forest at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) center. Photo courtesy of GRACE.An endangered female Grauer’s gorilla confiscated from poachers in Rwanda in 2011 was airlifted home to the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 19, 2014, by United Nations peacekeepers in a transfer coordinated by a coalition of conservation partners.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:05:00 PM

Fossey Fund Statement on Virunga Park Chief Warden

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund was dismayed to learn yesterday of an attack on Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and is home to about one fourth of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, which are critically endangered and number fewer than 900 overall.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:39:00 PM

Sir David Attenborough Lends Voice to Charity Documentary

Wildlife broadcasting legend, Sir David Attenborough has recorded the voiceover for a new documentary charting the plight of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The short film, entitled Hope, goes behind the scenes at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda – 46 years after Dian Fossey began her pioneering conservation work with the mountain gorillas.

Friday, April 04, 2014 1:39:00 PM

Gorilla Trades, Inc., donates $25,000 to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Gorilla Trades Inc., announced today that it has become an official visionary sponsor of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Gorilla Trades, which is known for humorous commercials portraying their gorilla mascot as a master of the stock markets, has also made a $25,000 cash donation.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New Mobile Phone App Features Gorillas, Other Apes

The “apeAPP” mobile phone application has been launched by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) to help users learn more about endangered gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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