Saving gorillas since 1967

Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas remain. Their habitats are severely threatened. We are on the ground every day protecting them.

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Founded by Dian Fossey

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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Fossey and Gorilla News

  • Fossey staff are closely monitoring a gorilla group disruption due to an interaction with a lone silverback.

  • With eight of the Fossey Fund’s staff involved in the mountain gorilla census, we have an insider look at what it’s like.
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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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Workplace giving

The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the U.S., supported by federal employees and the U.S. military. To give to the Fossey Fund through CFC, please enter code # 11249 on your pledge card.

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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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