The success of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s work protecting gorillas comes from the efforts of our staff, who are...Read More
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.
Ellen DeGeneres and the “Rock” talk gorillas!
Gorillas are a hot topic among celebrities lately, especially since the Ellen DeGeneres gift to build a new campus for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda. During a recent visit to her show by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, the talk was all about gorillas, including silverback Iyambere, who is protected by the Fossey Fund’s trackers every day in Rwanda. Johnson actually “adopted” Iyambere, a symbolic way to help support our daily gorilla protection in the wild. You can be like the Rock and adopt Iyambere or another gorilla for Mother’s Day!
Gorilla Family Trees
Gorillas live in groups with many of their relatives. We track all births and matriarchal lines and use DNA testing to determine paternity because adult males can mate with numerous females. See the results on our gorilla family tree!
Help Us Help Gorillas
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.
For more than 17 years, the Fossey Fund has been collecting extensive basic data on some of the animals and...Read More
Wilderness Safaris, which operates Bisate Lodge near Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, has announced a reforestation project to plant trees...Read More
For conservation to work, it must be sustainable in the long term. With this goal in mind, the Dian Fossey...Read More
Partners In Conservation (PIC)/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been partnering with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International since 1991 in...Read More
In designing and building the new Ellen DeGeneres center of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda, we could not...Read More
When the students in Stephanie Sullivan’s fourth-grade class in Ohio started reading about gorillas, they learned about the work of...Read More
The mountain gorilla census results just released not only showed an increase in their population to 604, up from 480...Read More
We often receive inquiries from people wanting to know how they can help gorillas as well as other wildlife. This...Read More
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Intensive protection helps this critically endangered species! According to results just released, the mountain gorilla population living in the Virunga...Read More
“A life changing experience!” This is what most tourists say after they visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and Fossey...Read More