The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is the world’s longest-running and largest organization dedicated solely to gorilla conservation, and has seen...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.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund breaks ground on a new campus for gorilla conservation
On Feb. 12, 2019 we broke ground on a new permanent home for all of our activities in Rwanda. Full construction on the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, named in honor of a lead gift by American celebrities and conservationists Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi, is planned to start this summer, with completion expected in 2021.
Gorilla Family Trees
Gorillas live in groups with many of their relatives. We track all births and matriarchal lines and use DNA testing to determine paternity because adult males can mate with numerous females. See the results on our gorilla family tree!
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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.
The Fossey Fund’s gorilla trackers know every individual gorilla that we track in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park every day. This...Read More
Each year, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund hosts undergraduates from the University of Rwanda at our Karisoke Research Center, for...Read More
This month we’re not only commemorating the birth of Dian Fossey on Jan. 16, 1932, we’re celebrating the birthdays of...Read More
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has nearly 70 mountain gorilla trackers in Rwanda, as well as anti-poachers, research assistants, and...Read More
New status proves value of long-term protection and international efforts. Forty years ago, Dian Fossey and the world were devastated...Read More
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The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has studied golden monkeys in Rwanda for years, because they are a critical part of...Read More
Mountain gorilla Poppy, who turned 42 years old in April, is the oldest gorilla monitored by the Fossey Fund and...Read More
This is the first in a series of articles and posts that will chronicle the lives of the gorillas in...Read More
A new study based on research at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda and just published in “Scientific Reports”...Read More
As part of our community outreach programs, the Fossey Fund works closely with local schools in Rwanda and Congo, to...Read More