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 would need our help to survive. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing and expanding Dian’s work. We protect gorillas and their forests every day, while also helping the people who live near them.
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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From the field
This is the first in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, …
Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza just traveled to our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …
November 14 marks what would have been the 44th birthday of legendary mountain gorilla Cantsbee, the record-breaking silverback who was …
Press Release: New study shows mountain gorilla population growth related to group density and female movements
New research from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, just published in the journal Animal Conservation, analyses more than 50 years …