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Solitary male Giraneza's efforts to form a group

Lone silverback GiranezaSince his group dispersed in 2013, the solitary male mountain gorilla Giraneza is trying harder than ever to form his own group, with widespread implications recently resulting in the death of a dominant silverback. 


Friday, June 26, 2015 4:29:00 PM

Local leaders join Fossey Fund for gorilla treks

Local leaders on a gorilla trekAn important aspect of the Fossey Fund’s work to save gorillas involves working with local communities near gorilla habitat, to bring conservation information and awareness to as many people as possible.


Friday, June 26, 2015 3:26:00 PM

New approaches to anti-poaching show success

The number of snares set in the park has remained high, reaching about 1,000 per year.In 2014, the park authority and the Musanze District developed a sensitization campaign, targeting suspected poachers living in the communities around Volcanoes National Park. Results were seen immediately. 


Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Karisoke biodiversity manager launches collaboration with Congo site

Deo Tuyisingize (right) measures genetic variation in plantsDeogratias (Deo) Tuyisingize, the Fossey Fund’s biodiversity research program manager at our Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, recently traveled to one of our Congo research sites to help start a new scientific project there.


Friday, May 22, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Looking back at the life of silverback Ugenda

Dominant silverback Ugenda with new group members in November 2014One of the oldest mountain gorillas monitored by the Fossey Fund ─ dominant silverback Ugenda ─ died following an interaction with lone silverback Giraneza. Many Fossey Fund trackers at Karisoke grew to admire and love him.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:08:00 AM

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