Founded by Dian Fossey in 1978

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

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We never leave

We are in the field every day protecting and studying gorillas. With nearly 50 years of experience, we know what it takes to save a species.

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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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Saving gorillas

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

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The gorillas need you!

Join the Fossey Fund team to help continue daily protection and study of mountain gorillas!

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Ensure that our patrols are in the forest EVERY DAY to protect gorillas.

Sigourney Weaver, Honorary Chair

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Fossey and Gorilla News

  • Iyambere is a young silverback, at just 14 years old, and also earns credit for being among the youngest to establish a group.
  • Although the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons.
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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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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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Support gorillas with AmazonSmile, a program at Amazon.com that gives a percentage of eligible sales to the charity of your choice. This is a great and easy way to help save gorillas!

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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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