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The lives of mountain gorilla lone silverbacks

Lone silverback IyambereIn 2015, while none of the silverbacks living in the monitored groups became solitary, we observed four new groups formed by solitary males, three of which still exist: Iyambere’s group, Giraneza‘s group and Himbara’s group.


Thursday, February 04, 2016 7:01:00 AM

Training teachers in conservation education

Teachers using lessons they learned at Karisoke (top) at the Bisate school in September 2015In 2015, we revived a community education effort to include training for teachers in primary schools, so that they can help students understand the issues, challenges and opportunities in conservation and to help them become the next generation of conservationists.


Thursday, February 04, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It’s not easy counting gorillas

Team members plan the recce at camp on Nov. 24, 2015.Last month, another step in the mountain gorilla census was completed. Two Fossey Fund staff participated and share their stories: Research Assistant and Conservation Education Leader Maurice Ngiramahoro and Research Assistant Gudula Nyirandayambaje.


Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:01:00 AM

Better farming can save gorillas

Guinea pigs as part of a model farm in CongoTo help reduce pressures on the forests in Congo, such as hunting for bushmeat, while also assisting local communities with critical food needs, we are setting up model family farms, led by new community conservation program manager Gaetan Mazombo.


Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:00:00 AM

30 years since Dian Fossey’s death

Dec. 26 marks 30 years since Dian Fossey’s deathDecember 26 will mark the 30th anniversary of Dian Fossey’s death. The anniversary remains a somber one for our organization, but we choose to use this time to reflect on some of the wonderful accomplishments that have occurred during the last 30 years.

 

December 26 will mark the 30th anniversary of Dian Fossey’s death. The anniversary remains a somber one for our organization, but we choose to use this time to reflect on some of the wonderful accomplishments that have occurred during the last 30 years.


Thursday, December 03, 2015 7:01:00 AM

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