Become a Member to Protect Gorillas
Two of our most generous and and committed families have agreed to match, $1 for every $4, ALL membership support up to $100,000! With your help, we could receive an extra $100,000 to sustain our field programs.
Memberships provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs in Rwanda and Congo.
Annual memberships are critically important because these gifts determine the basic amount of money we know we can count on for all our conservation programs. Your membership ensures the Fossey Fund trackers and anti-poaching patrols work every day to protect gorillas.
2013-2014 Membership levels and benefits
- Receive a membership card that can be used in our eStore for 10% off.
- Show off your support with a car sticker.
- Read up-to-date news in our monthly eNews and receive new story notifications in a special member's only email.
- Receive our annual publication of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Journal.
- Access the journal archives only shared with members.
- Download exclusive screensavers featuring mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
All the benefits of Ally level, PLUS:
- Meet several of the Karisoke™ gorillas in our full-color calendar updated every year with new pictures and information.
- Read stories and see photos of Karisoke™ gorillas in our exclusive online gorilla profiles.
All the benefits of a Enthusiast member, PLUS:
- Display your support for gorilla conservation when you send 3"x5" gorilla notecards (8 notecards & envelopes included).
- Be environmentally friendly with a reusable Fossey Fund grocery sack.
All the benefits of a Steward member, PLUS:
- Adopt a mother and infant gorilla for yourself or have us send the adoption to a person of your choice. The adoption includes a personalized, color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorillas.
- Become a gorilla insider while watching video field updates given by field staff in Rwanda & Congo.
All the benefits of a Custodian member, PLUS:
- Adopt a silverback gorilla for yourself or have us send the adoption to the person of your choice. The adoption includes a personalized, color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorilla.
Dian Fossey Circle
$1,000 Guardian Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of a Protector member, PLUS:
- Proudly frame and display your Dian Fossey Circle Membership certificate.
- Invitation to participate in a live field update with other Circle members given by the Fossey Fund’s field staff in Rwanda and Congo. Click here to learn more.
$2,500 Defender Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of a Guardian Level member, PLUS:
- Enjoy a beautiful 8 x 10 photo of a Karisoke™ gorilla signed by Sigourney Weaver.
$5,000 Activist LevelJOIN NOW
All the benefits of an Defender Level member, PLUS:
$10,000 Hero Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of an Activist Level member, PLUS:
- Annual naming opportunities to associate your name or that of a loved one with a Fossey Fund program or project.
$25,000 Visionary Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of the Hero Level member, PLUS:
- The opportunity to schedule onsite visits to Karisoke™ Research Center and other programs in Africa OR have the scientist come to you and have a personal visit in your home with friends.
$50,000 Preservationist Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of the Visionary Level member, PLUS:
- Your name will be recognized in the exhibit of gorilla conservation at our regional headquarters in Rwanda, visited by dignitaries and tourists worldwide.