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Be sure to vote for gorillas for a €30,000 grant for our gorilla protection and monitoring project. Voting open until Oct. 19.

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Saving gorillas since 1967

Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas remain. Their habitats are severely threatened. We are on the ground every day protecting them.

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Founded by Dian Fossey

We continue Dian Fossey’s legacy of saving gorillas through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, and community programs. 

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We are all one

A healthy ecosystem benefits everyone. Our health, education and economic programs improve the chances of gorillas surviving.

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Preserving critical forests

We work to protect critical forest habitats in Africa, which are home to gorillas and many other endangered species.

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Why gorillas matter

Why Gorillas Matter

Help Sigourney Weaver, honorary chairperson, ensure that our patrols are protecting gorillas EVERY DAY.

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Vote to Save Gorillas

Help mountain gorillas by voting for the Fossey Fund in the Alpine category of the European Outdoor Conservation Association! Voting is open from October 5-19.

Fossey and Gorilla News

  • Be sure to vote for gorillas from now until Oct. 19 for a €30,000 grant for our gorilla protection and monitoring project.

  • Five trackers and two assistant team leaders from the Fossey Fund will take part in the critical census of mountain gorillas.
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Scan short gorilla updates straight from our field staff by checking our blog and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram for quick tidbits. Find out the news as it is happening and join in the discussion.

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Adopt a Gorilla

Get a gorilla bio, photo and adoption certificate when you “Adopt” a gorilla and help support our daily protection of the gorillas. Sponsor for yourself or give as a unique gift! "Green" option available.

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Make a donation

100% of the Fossey Fund's budget is dedicated to programs that save gorillas. Help keep anti-poaching teams in the field, care for rescued gorillas, protect from diseases & more.

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Workplace giving

The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the U.S., supported by federal employees and the U.S. military. To give to the Fossey Fund through CFC, please enter code # 11249 on your pledge card.

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Visit the gorillas

Fossey Fund Staff members lead Gorilla Expedition trips to Rwanda. You can see the mountain gorillas, get an exclusive tour of the Fossey Fund's Karisoke Research Center, meet our scientists, and much more.

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