“A life changing experience!” This is what most tourists say after they visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and Fossey...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.
Ellen DeGeneres and the “Rock” talk gorillas!
Gorillas are a hot topic among celebrities lately, especially since the Ellen DeGeneres gift to build a new campus for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda. During a recent visit to her show by Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, the talk was all about gorillas, including silverback Iyambere, who is protected by the Fossey Fund’s trackers every day in Rwanda. Johnson actually “adopted” Iyambere, a symbolic way to help support our daily gorilla protection in the wild. You can be like the Rock and adopt Iyambere or another gorilla for Mother’s Day!
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The Fossey Fund has a large group of dedicated gorilla trackers and anti-poachers in the field every day protecting the...Read More
Field staff at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund are witnessing an unusual situation among the mountain gorilla groups we monitor,...Read More
Yes, Fossey Fund field staff spend a lot of time collecting and analyzing gorilla fecal samples, and while this may...Read More
Bamboo shoots are a favorite food of the mountain gorillas we monitor in Rwanda, and they are produced during two...Read More
Mountain gorilla Poppy – who turns 42 years old on April 1 – is not only the oldest gorilla monitored...Read More
Conservation is important but it’s also complicated! That was the main point of contention in the Fossey Fund’s latest conservation...Read More
A message from Dr. Tara Stoinski, president and CEO/chief scientist, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Last week’s news about the...Read More
Our groundbreaking work to save critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in Congo’s unprotected forests is carried out by some very special...Read More
As with humans, most mountain gorillas look distinctly different and can be identified on sight, based on their sizes, body...Read More
Since 2003, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has partnered with the University of Rwanda, as part of our capacity-building program...Read More
More than 50 years of scientific research about gorillas and their habitat have been carried out at the Dian Fossey...Read More