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Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., a leading primatologist and conservationist, has become president and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International as of Oct. 1, 2014. The Fossey Fund continues the work of Dr. Dian Fossey, the lengendary scientist who pioneered the study of endangered mountain gorillas during the 1960s.
Leading travel and outdoor brandCraghoppers is pleased to announce that it has won the award for ‘Best Short Film’ at this year’s Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. With more than 175 films entered into the ‘Short Film’ category, Craghoppers’ ‘Hope’, which revisits the mountain gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, nearly 47 years after Dian Fossey began her work in the region, was chosen top in the category.
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.
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.
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.
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