Donate to Help Equip Gorilla Protection Patrols
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund utilizes extreme conservation methods – that means we are in the forest every day monitoring the gorillas and providing protection to them. The conditions in the forests in Rwanda and Congo are extremely harsh. The vegetation is not only thick, it is filled with thorns and sharp sticks that tear at clothing and backpacks. In the Rwanda mountains, it often rains for days at a time and the temperature can fluctuate significantly as we follow the gorillas to different elevations. The equipment we use wears out quickly in these conditions.
Nearly 100 trackers and anti-poaching patrol members are dedicated to keeping the gorillas safe, but in order to do their work, they must have adequate equipment. Special clothing and equipment is needed to follow the gorillas wherever they go. We know this is how we can keep the gorillas safe and we need your support to supply our field staff with the proper equipment.
Your gift will ensure that our field staff are able to protect the gorillas in the forest every day. Donations will be used for the clothing, equipment, fuel, vehicles and systems required to carry out the daily monitoring of gorillas.
$11 will provide a water bottle
$21 will provide one week of food rations for one patrol member
$85 will provide a sleeping bag
$125 will provide gum boots for one patrol
$270 will provide backpacks for one patrol
$580 will provide operation of 2 canoes in Congo for one year
$800 will provide cooking and eating pans, plates & utensils for year
It's fast and secure to make an online donation, but if you prefer to donate by phone, please call 1 (800) 851-0203 (Option #2) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern standard time or print this form and send your donation in by mail to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315.
Donations to the Fossey Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible in the United States to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Fossey Fund's tax identification number is: 52-1118866.