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 our help to survive. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to continuing and expanding Dian’s work. We protect gorillas and their forests every day, while also helping the people who live near them. Click here to give today.
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.
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From the field
Rwandan students debate: Women should take a lead in conservation!
Our Ellen DeGeneres Campus was the host for this year’s conservation debate among students from schools near Volcanoes National Park …
Mukecuru remembrance: One of the oldest mountain gorillas
By Veronica Vecellio, Fossey Fund gorilla program senior advisor Mountain gorilla Mukecuru, one of the oldest mountain gorillas we’ve ever …
Press Release: New study shows young gorillas are resilient
Most species, from baboons to humans to horses, commonly experience hardships in later life if they have suffered serious adversity …
Women leading the way: Female trackers pursue conservation goals
Claudine Niyigena and Jacqueline Ntakirutimana are among the four women who have recently joined the Fossey Fund’s tracker teams in …
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