September 24, 2017, marks 50 years since pioneering scientist Dian Fossey established the Karisoke Research Center in the remote Rwandan...Read More
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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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.
Grauer’s gorillas, located only in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among the world’s most-endangered primates and have suffered dramatic...Read More
Results of a recent wildlife survey led by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggests...Read More
Dian Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda in September 1967 to study the rare mountain gorillas. From the...Read More
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.