Become a Member to Protect Gorillas

Memberships provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs in Rwanda and Congo. We know these programs help save gorillas.

Fossey Fund trackers and anti-poaching patrols work every day to protect gorillas and your membership is critically important to continue these efforts. Annual memberships gifts determine the basic amount of money we know we can count on for all our conservation programs. You can increase you support with a matching gift from your employer.


2014-2015 Membership levels and benefits

$30 Ally JOIN NOW

  • 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
  • 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.

$50 Enthusiast JOIN NOW

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.


$100 Steward JOIN NOW

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.

$250 Custodian

JOIN NOW

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.  

$500 Protector JOIN NOW

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.  

$50,000 Preservationist Level JOIN NOW

All the benefits of the Visionary Level member, PLUS:

  • You have the opportunity for a Fossey Fund scientist or senior field staff member to come to you for a personal visit with you and those you choose.  

Memberships Reduce Snares

Mountain gorillas need you to help protect them from snares, become a member.

Join the Dian Fossey Circle

Sigourney WeaverJoin me at the $1,000 or more level and invest in gorilla conservation. I am grateful for your generous support. Together we can save gorillas.

Sigourney Weaver
Honorary Chair
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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