Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey with porters setting up campReview the highlights of Dian Fossey's career, read her detailed biography, and learn more about the Karisoke™ Research Center, Fossey's professional credentials, her innovations in science and conservation, and her approach to wildlife and gorilla conservation. You will also find a list of recommended reading by and about Dr. Dian Fossey.

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Dr. Dian Fossey founded the Karisoke™ Research Center in Rwanda’s Virungas Mountains in 1967, to protect and study the endangered mountain gorillas. Although Fossey’s life was cut short, her work has continued through the Karisoke Research Center and grown into conservation efforts for other wildlife and programs for people who live near the gorillas.

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