Become a Member to Protect Gorillas
Two donors have agreed to match all membership gifts $1 for every $4 given. Your support could provide an extra $100,000 for gorillas!
Memberships provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs in Rwanda and Congo.
Memberships Reduce Snares
2013-2014 Membership levels and benefits
- Receive a membership card that can be used in our eStore for 10% off.
- Show off your support with a car sticker.
- Read up-to-date news in our monthly eNews and receive new story notifications in a special member's only email.
- Receive our annual publication of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Journal.
- Access the journal archives only shared with members.
- Download exclusive screensavers featuring mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
All the benefits of Ally level, PLUS:
- Meet several of the Karisoke™ gorillas in our full-color calendar updated every year with new pictures and information.
- Read stories and see photos of Karisoke™ gorillas in our exclusive online gorilla profiles.
All the benefits of a Enthusiast member, PLUS:
- Display your support for gorilla conservation when you send 3"x5" gorilla notecards (8 notecards & envelopes included).
- Be environmentally friendly with a reusable Fossey Fund grocery sack.
All the benefits of a Steward member, PLUS:
- Adopt a mother and infant gorilla for yourself or have us send the adoption to a person of your choice. The adoption includes a personalized, color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorillas.
- Become a gorilla insider while watching video field updates given by field staff in Rwanda & Congo.
All the benefits of a Custodian member, PLUS:
- Adopt a silverback gorilla for yourself or have us send the adoption to the person of your choice. The adoption includes a personalized, color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorilla.
Dian Fossey Circle
$1,000 Guardian Level
All the benefits of a Protector member, PLUS:
- Proudly frame and display your Dian Fossey Circle Membership certificate.
- Invitation to participate in a live field update with other Circle members given by the Fossey Fund’s field staff in Rwanda and Congo. Click here to learn more.
$2,500 Defender Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of a Guardian Level member, PLUS:
- Enjoy a beautiful 8 x 10 photo of a Karisoke™ gorilla signed by Sigourney Weaver.
$5,000 Activist LevelJOIN NOW
All the benefits of an Defender Level member, PLUS:
$10,000 Hero Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of an Activist Level member, PLUS:
- Annual naming opportunities to associate your name or that of a loved one with a Fossey Fund program or project.
$25,000 Visionary Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of the Hero Level member, PLUS:
- The opportunity to schedule onsite visits to Karisoke™ Research Center and other programs in Africa OR have the scientist come to you and have a personal visit in your home with friends.
$50,000 Preservationist Level JOIN NOW
All the benefits of the Visionary Level member, PLUS:
- Your name will be recognized in the exhibit of gorilla conservation at our regional headquarters in Rwanda, visited by dignitaries and tourists worldwide.