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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.

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

Daily
Protection

Scientific
Research

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Conservationists

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Fund News

Follow Our Journey

#TBT to when Ubukombe and Gasizi from Pablo’s were playing ring around the rosey!

📸: Thadee Muhire
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🚨 CUTENESS ALERT🚨 Kubana’s infant is 7 months old now and we are excited to see this little one get named at next month’s #kwitaizina⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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Just enjoying that great view! 😎⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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Who thinks swinging on vines should be the next olympic sport? 😂🏅

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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You walk around the corner and this is what you see… what do you do? 😂⠀

📸: Didier Abavandimwe
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Peekaboo!!! 😱😲😎⠀

📸: Thadee Muhire
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Sometimes a mid-morning rest is all you need! Here is Ntamabara’s group relaxing near Bisoke lake. 😎

📸: Jean Paul Hirwa
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WHAT….. The weekend is over? 😩⠀

📸: J.P. Samedi Mucyo
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Today is #worldrangerday and we want to send a HUGE shout out to all the rangers across the globe for their incredible work to protect wildlife and wild places. Their steadfast dedication in the face of incredible challenges defines what it means to be a hero. And very special THANKS to our award winning trackers who are in the field 365 days a year protecting individual gorillas and their families. They are the front line in the fight for gorilla conservation and we thank you for your daily treks up the mountain, braving the rain and cold, to ensure that the gorillas are well protected.

📸: Jordi Galbany
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Today is Rugira’s infant’s 1st birthday! Happy Birthday little one! ☺️🎉⠀

📸: Didier Abavandimwe
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Tomorrow is #worldrangerday and throughout this pandemic their commitment to gorilla conservation has been unwavering. Yours can be too! Make a gift today and support our trackers who face the threats of increased poaching and the stresses of isolation every day as they take every precaution to keep these gentle giants safe.

📸: Cedric Ujeneza
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THAT HAIR 😂⠀

📸: Jean de Dieu Tuyizere
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