Founded by Dian Fossey in 1978

We are dedicated to gorilla conservation through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, education and helping communities.

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We never leave

Protecting and studying gorillas for more than 45 years, even during the most difficult times, is 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 are helping to create a vast rainforest wildlife corridor in eastern Congo, home to both mountain and Grauer's gorillas.

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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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Fossey and Gorilla News

  • The Fossey Fund is about to finish its first year of observations of the youngest mountain gorilla group we monitor: Mafunzo’s group.
  • Three young silverbacks are leading the Titus group together, following the death of Titus's son Rano. Who will emerge as the new dominant male?
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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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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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