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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.

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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

Direct Donations: Credit Card

Your gift will give a critical boost to the Fossey Fund's work in the areas of: Gorilla Protection, Scientific Research, Helping Communities, and Educating the Next GenerationWe cannot reverse extinction, but together, we CAN prevent it.
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Direct Donations: PayPal

Your gift will give a critical boost to the Fossey Fund's work in the areas of: Gorilla Protection, Scientific Research, Helping Communities, and Educating the Next GenerationWe cannot reverse extinction, but together, we CAN prevent it.
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Symbolic Gorilla Adoption

Symbolically adopt a gorilla and get to know some of the remarkable wild gorillas protected by the Fossey Fund. When you adopt a gorilla, you help keep them safe 365 days per year. You’ll also receive a digital profile and certificate of your new family member, as well as videos, photos, and more! Adoption makes a perfect gift for any occasion and is a simple way to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures.

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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.

Read in the News!

This is one of my favorite things right now. The WallStreetBets crowd are using their stock market earnings from GameStop to adopt gorillas and orangutans! #ApesTogetherStrong
John Taylor
@CoppiceJT
Who knew that both stock market disruption and gorilla conservation could go hand in hand? Over 2000 gorilla adoptions/donations in under a week from the Reddit "Wall Street Bets" community that is battling hedge funds and supporting gorilla conservation. #ApesTogetherStrong
Brent Doberstein
@bdoberst
I will be donating a portion of my stimulus check to adopt another gorilla! #ApesTogetherStrong
Keklel
@Keklel14
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