For seven months, mountain gorilla mother Pasika did something remarkable. Normally, female mountain gorillas spend their entire lives in groups,...Read More
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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
Jean Damascene Hategekimana, or “Fundi,” as he is better known to his friends and colleagues, celebrates an incredible 25 years...Read More
The three-part television series “Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist” premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Dec. 6, 13,...Read More
National Geographic has played an important role in the work of Dian Fossey since she began studying the mountain gorillas...Read More
The National Geographic Channel three-part series “Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist,” airing in December, covers many aspects of Fossey’s...Read More
Being a mountain gorilla tracker means being on the frontline of conservation every day, hiking long distances in harsh, high-altitude...Read More
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has long believed that helping local people is a crucial part of conservation and has...Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund staff in Rwanda report that the Kuryama gorilla group is doing well, now that young silverback...Read More
Dian Fossey: Pioneering Field Scientist
Faced with the difficult task of studying the rare and elusive mountain gorillas, Dian Fossey had to develop and refine special techniques, including imitating their behavior and drawing pictures of their “noseprints” for clear identification.