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The Fossey Fund’s environmental education activities are designed to reach students of different age groups, helping to build awareness, assist local educational institutions, and provide further training for those already working in conservation.
Fossey Fund Conservation Program Manager Escobar Binyinyi talks about the objectives, process and basics of tracking unhabituated Grauer’s gorillas at the Fossey Fund's Nkuba field site in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Female mountain gorilla “Maggie” was born on June 15, 1980, in Group 5, which was one of the gorilla groups first studied by Dr. Dian Fossey. Maggie has come to grow as an incredible leader, and Fossey Fund staff have always viewed her as a special gorilla.
We asked four Fossey Fund trackers how they prepare themselves for their daily gorilla monitoring, what they and their equipment go through over the course of a day and what it's like being with the gorillas. They have some incredible stories.
As a new group of students from the University of Rwanda (UR) prepare to come to the Karisoke Research Center for a field research methods course, we look to Deogratias Tuyisingize and reflect on the role of young conservationists and capacity building.
The cold, wet climate and dense rainforest wears out the clothes and equipment of our patrols quickly. Help Us Remain Vigilant!
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