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Dian Fossey: Pioneering Field Scientist

Faced with the difficult task of studying the rare and elusive mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey had to develop and refine special techniques, including imitating their behavior and drawing pictures of their “noseprints” for clear identification.

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Where We Work

The Fossey Fund protects two endangered gorilla species in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Virunga mountains of Rwanda.

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We celebrate 50 years of gorilla conservation and carrying on Dian’s legacy.

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