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.


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Best stories of 2017

It was an amazing year for the gorillas,  for our award-winning gorilla trackers and for all of our programs in Africa. Some of the top stories you may have missed include our trackers saving young gorilla Fasha from a poacher’s snare, gorilla mother Pasika traveling on her own for 7 months to protect her infant, and the saga of three young “orphaned” gorillas struggling to keep up with their group.

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More Info: Ellen DeGeneres Campus

Frequently asked questions on our work in Rwanda and the new Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

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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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