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The Loss of Three Dominant Silverbacks Poses Challenges

Silverback Urugamba, who died in 2013The recent deaths of three young, dominant silverbacks among the mountain gorilla groups have been dramatic. The staff is monitoring the groups' behaviors closely, and conducting research to determine the best protection for the groups.


Friday, November 21, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Silverback Cantsbee: Two Decades of Leadership

Silverback CantsbeeCantsbee, dominant silverback in the large Pablo group of mountain gorillas, turns 36 this month. He is one of a few remaining gorillas who had been observed by Dr. Dian Fossey, and has set an example of successful leadership.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Leading the Fossey Fund: Strong Legacies Continue

Clare Richardson and Tara Stoinski, Ph.D.After 19 years as Fossey Fund President and CEO, on Oct. 1 Clare Richardson assumed the title of President Emeritus, Strategic Initiatives Officer, while Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., formerly the Fund's vice president and chief scientist, became the new president and CEO.


Monday, October 27, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Looking Back at the Life of SIlverback Bwenge

Silverback Bwenge in Jan. 2014Dominant silverback Bwenge, son of historic silverback Titus, has died at age 24, after being wounded in an interaction. Elder female Maggie led the group for a while, until an apparent merge with another group.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Congo's Kahuzi-Biega Park Site for New Gorilla Program

Dominant Grauer's silverback ChimanukaThe Fossey Fund has begun field work in the Congo's Kahuzi-Biega Park, observing a habituated group of Grauer's gorillas. This is the Fund's third location for long-term gorilla research and conservation. Initial research and training have gone well.


Friday, September 26, 2014 3:44:00 PM

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