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. Click here to give today.
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
In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships among …
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists
At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist – Dian …
Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led by …