Fossey Fund News
Monitoring the newest gorilla group: Iyambere's group

Young silverback IyambereThe Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund staff have observed that groups can form and develop in a variety of ways. Iyambere is a young silverback, at just 14 years old, and also earns credit for being among the youngest to establish a group.


Monday, July 27, 2015 2:27:00 PM

Learning more about bamboo, a key gorilla food

Mountain gorilla Indamutso eats bambooAlthough the gorillas consume up to 200 plant species, bamboo is a key food and very important for a number of reasons. The Fossey Fund’s long-term bamboo phenology studies, document the relationship between the bamboo shoots and gorillas’ distribution and more. 

 

 


Monday, July 27, 2015 2:08:00 PM

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

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