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 human help to survive. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing Dian’s work – protecting gorillas while helping and educating the people who live near them.
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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.
What We Do
Rangers, trackers and others who protect wildlife every day in the field are the frontline heroes of conservation. Their work …
The area where we work saving gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is extremely remote and rural, …
Our biodiversity program manager, Deogratias (Deo) Tuyisingize, started with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in 2004 as a student at …