Normally, female mountain gorillas spend their entire lives in groups, relying on an adult male silverback to protect their young....Read More
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.
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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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Karisoke Research Center by Dian Fossey, the Dian Fossey Gorilla...Read More
Last year Fossey Fund field staff observed the formation of four new gorilla groups in Rwanda, all created by solitary...Read More
Mountain gorilla Poppy – at almost 42 years old – is not only the oldest gorilla monitored by the Fossey...Read More
Television superstar Ellen DeGeneres has received a stunning 60th birthday surprise from her wife, actress Portia de Rossi – an...Read More
For seven months, mountain gorilla mother Pasika did something remarkable. Normally, female mountain gorillas spend their entire lives in groups,...Read More
Taking responsibility for all of the Fossey Fund’s gorilla and protection activities in Rwanda is a daunting task, but one...Read More
Fossey Fund trackers and researchers in Rwanda have been monitoring an unusual situation among the mountain gorillas in Rwanda this...Read More
In her final journal, Dian Fossey wrote these words: “When you realize the value of all life you dwell less...Read More
Deep in the forest of Rwanda’s Virunga mountains, one gorilla mother is earning the title of “wonder woman.” Pasika is...Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund board member Joanne Truffleman, reflects on trekking to see the gorillas. I had already been on...Read More
Jean Damascene Hategekimana, or “Fundi,” as he is better known to his friends and colleagues, celebrates an incredible 25 years...Read More