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After 19 years as Fossey Fund President and CEO, on Oct. 1 Clare Richardson assumed the title of President Emeritus, Strategic Initiatives Officer, while Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., formerly the Fund's vice president and chief scientist, became the new president and CEO.
Dominant silverback Bwenge, son of historic silverback Titus, has died at age 24, after being wounded in an interaction. Elder female Maggie now leads the group, but its future is unpredictable as Bwenge was its only silverback.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
Ensure that our patrols are in the forest EVERY DAY to protect gorillas.
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