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We continue Dian Fossey’s legacy of saving gorillas through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, and community programs.
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.
A healthy ecosystem benefits everyone. Our health, education and economic programs improve the chances of gorillas surviving.
We work to protect critical forest habitats in Africa, which are home to gorillas and many other endangered species.
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 cold, wet climate and dense rainforest wears out the clothes and equipment of our patrols quickly. Help Us Remain Vigilant!
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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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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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