Fossey Fund News
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

Students Complete Data Collection at Karisoke

Rwandan biology students at Karisoke

Eight third-year biology students from the National University of Rwanda (NUR) recently wrapped up their data collection course at the Karisoke Research Center and returned to the university to prepare their presentations.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:15:00 PM

"Freedom Fence" Getting Ready for Rescued Gorillas

Orphan Ihirwe at GRACEThe orphan gorillas at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education center in the Congo will soon have much more space for learning to survive in the wild. The electric "Freedom Fence" is in final stages of construction.

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Large Gorilla Group Has Not Been Seen SInce April

Kuryama's group in 2013Kuryama's group of mountain gorillas, one of the longest-observed among those monitored by the Dian Fossey Fund, has not been seen for over three months, which is worrisome because of the danger from poachers and disease.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Dominant Silverback Rano Dies, Group’s Future to be Determined

Silverback Rano a  year before his deathDian Fossey Gorilla Fund trackers found dominant silverback Rano dead on July 28. He was 21 years old and the son of legendary silverback Titus.  Surviving group members include three young silverbacks, but it remains to be seen who will lead the group.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:47:00 PM

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