Gorillas are beautiful, resilient animals. But poaching and habitat destruction have pushed their populations to the brink of extinction in recent decades.

Our brave founder, Dian Fossey, knew that gorillas need human help to survive the future. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing Dian Fossey’s work to protect gorillas while helping and educating the people who live near them.


Raise your hands for gorillas this World Gorilla Day!  Click here to see how you can save a species and carry on Dian’s legacy.

Moon Gorilla – NFTs coming soon! Click here for more information.

Dian Fossey:

A Conservation Pioneer

Dian Fossey’s work to study and protect the lives of the wild gorillas in Rwanda touched the hearts of people around the world. Her focus, courage and passion have inspired many conservationists who have followed since. And her legacy lives on today, in the gorilla protection, science, education and people programs of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

What We Do





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[$7,334 TO GO] Help our teams continue their critical work - protecting gorillas - by making a donation in honor of #worldgorilladay. (LINK IN BIO) ...

Check out our CEO’s story in @mongabay in honor of #worldgorilladay and its 5th anniversary! (LINK IN BIO)⠀

#gorillas #conservation #nature

🚨IT’S WORLD GORILLA DAY🚨 5 years ago World Gorilla Day was founded in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dian’s historic founding of our Karisoke Research Center. We have accomplished a lot in those 5 years - thousands of snares removed, tens of thousands of people helped, 70% grown in our conservation area of the DRC, and most importantly the change of status for mountain gorillas from critically endangered to endangered - and it’s because of the continued support from conservationists from around the world. ⠀

But we still need your help! Make a donation and continue to save gorillas… IT’S THAT EASY. (LINK IN BIO)⠀
#worldgorilladay #gorillas #conservation

🚨BABY ALERT🚨 There is a new #infant in the golden monkey group Kabatwa! #Mom Lisa is the first one in the group to give birth! Her baby is just 3 days old here! 😍#monkey #africa #nature #conservation⠀

📸:Alexandre Gategeko

We’ve raised $23,000 already for World Gorilla Day, can you help us raise $5,000 more today?

Tomorrow is #worldgorilladay and we need your help to reach our goal of $40,000 by tomorrow night to help us save #gorillas! Can we count on you? (LINK IN BIO)

#kwitaizina update - Kuryama’s group has been ranging far from our monitoring teams, and so we were not able to observe them for several months. When we spotted the group on June 4, 2021, we saw that 31-year-old female Makuba had a 3 month old baby with her. We look forward to hearing this new addition’s name on Friday. (LINK IN BIO) #worldgorilladay #infant #gorillas⠀

📸: Jean Paul Hirwa

Today’s #kwitaizina #infant is Kurudi’s infant! We’ve been waiting a long time for Kurudi to give birth again, as her last offspring, Macibiri, was born almost five years ago. This baby was born into Titus’ group on April 18, 2021 — the only infant in the group other than big sister Macibiri, who was named at Kwita Izina in 2017 by our very own CEO, Dr. Tara Stoinski. To read more about Kurudi’s infant and the other infants being named at this weeks Kwita Izina, visit the link in our bio.⠀

📸: Nadia Niyonizeye

Today’s #kwitaizina infant is 10 year old Umujyanama’s #infant. This is her first infant and they were born just before Valentine’s Day this year. Umujyanama is learning from the other mom’s in Pablo’s group and we are excited to see her and her infant continue to grow! (LINK IN BIO) #gorillas #rwanda #conservation⠀

📸: Laban Kayitete

Last week an amazing delivery from our friends at @craghoppers arrived! Craghoppers supports our #conservation work by providing the much needed gear our trackers need to find and protect #gorillas 365 days a year! We couldn't do it without them ❤️ ...

Raise your hand if you love gorillas! #WorldGorillaDay, September 24th is just around the corner and we are looking for 50 loyal supporters to help raise $40,000 for #gorillas!⠀

Follow the link and you can start your own #fundraiser today! Call on your friends, family, and colleagues to join the fight to help save a species. (LINK IN BIO) #gorillaconservation #conservation

#kwitaizina is this week! Today’s #infant is Ikaze’s infant. Born on February 6, 2021, this is Ikaze’s fourth infant. To read more about Ikaze and her infant and other siblings check out our full story (LINK IN BIO) #family #conservation #gorillas⠀

📸: Thadee Muhire

The youngest member of Ntambara’s group, Tegereza’s infant was born on December 24, 2020 — a Christmas gift for the entire family! Mom Tegereza already has sons in the group, and both help her care for the newborn, whose gender is still unknown. To read more about Tegereza’s #infant and the other infants being named at next week’s #kwitaizina check out the full story here. (LINK IN BIO)⠀

📸: Honorine Ihimbazwe

Raise your hand 🖐if you're ready to join the fight and save gorillas! #worldgorilladay is September 24th and we need your help. This World Gorilla Day marks the 54th anniversary of the founding of Karisoke Research Center, established by Dian Fossey herself, and we are looking for 50 loyal supporters to help raise $40,000 for gorillas! Follow the link to make a donation and raise support for gorilla protection. (LINK IN BIO) ...

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