Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
We cannot reverse extinction, but together, we CAN prevent it. When you give, it provides a critical boost to the Fossey Fund’s work in gorilla protection, scientific research, helping communities and educating the next generation.
It’s been a wild ride for those of us who love gorillas. Last week the Reddit investor group WallStreetBets started a viral, grassroots campaign to adopt gorillas in support of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and we received thousands of donations, mostly through our gorilla adoption program.
We were surprised and honored by this sudden flood of generosity. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 made our work in the forests of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo more difficult, more costly — and more critical to the survival of gorillas and the humans who live nearby. This pandemic, which scientists agree likely began when a zoonotic disease “jumped” from wild animals to humans, made it clear that, while it is expensive to protect and maintain pristine forests, there is a greater cost to letting these forests be damaged.
Helping People. Saving Gorillas.
Saving gorillas is an important mission, but the value of this work is even more far reaching. When gorillas are protected, so are their forest habitats, which are critical ecosystems that support our planet and all life on earth.
Our holistic conservation efforts also directly help people and communities, improving the health and livelihoods of people who live near the gorillas and helping to build the next generation of conservationists in Africa.
How You Can Give
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YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
100% of the profits from the sales of our gorilla gear go directly towards supporting our boots on the ground efforts 365 days a year. We are committed to never leaving the forest, and your support gives us staying power!
Your Donations Are Being Used To:
Support our overall work of helping people, and saving gorillas 365 days a year.
Increase our tracker teams in both Rwanda and Congo to provide more direct protection to endangered gorillas and their forest home.
Improve the infrastructure of the remote camps where our protection teams are based.
Purchase critical equipment like vehicles, GPS devices, tents, sleeping bags and uniforms.