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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Gorilla Adoptions Make an Impact

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Fossey and Gorilla News

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Scan short gorilla updates straight from our field staff by checking our blog and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter 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.

Giving Options

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When you shop on the Fossey Fund's Amazon Wish List, you can directly support field staff in Rwanda & Congo by purchasing supplies they need now! Click the link below to see our list.

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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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