It’s our anniversary!

September 24th marks the 50th anniversary of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and we are celebrating 50 years of success in gorilla conservation. Since its founding, the Fossey Fund has grown from humble beginnings – just two tents set up near the forest – into a coordinated, international movement to save a species. And we wouldn’t be here without caring supporters like you.

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We need your help to save gorillas and their critical forest habitats. Conservation takes a community, so please consider joining the gorilla team!

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Your donation is crucial to helping the Fossey Fund continue daily protection and study of critically endangered gorillas, as well as the community programs that support this work.

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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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