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Fossey Fund in the News

Gorillas are making the news!

Our important conservation work has been featured in international press outlets, television programs and podcasts. Click the links below to watch and read some recent stories about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

With close to one million species threatened with extinction, it's not often you hear about a conservation success story. But the mountain gorillas of the east African nation of Rwanda are just that. When American naturalist Dian Fossey moved to Rwanda half a century ago to study mountain gorillas, their numbers were dwindling, but today there are more than 600 individuals in Volcanoes National Park, with another 400 in neighboring Uganda. They are the only great ape whose numbers are on the rise.

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60 Minutes - Nov 2021
Gorillas show us how we can overcome childhood trauma
Fossey Fund President & CEO/Chief Scientific officer Dr. Tara Stoinski was featured in the German women’s magazine “LEA.”
Research manager Dr. Winnie Eckardt discusses mountain gorillas on Bremen Two’s podcast “Wie die Tiere (Like the Animals).”
Our new Ellen DeGeneres Campus in Rwanda has received high accolades for its innovative, eco-friendly architecture.
The landscape at our Ellen DeGeneres Campus is almost like a laboratory for reforestation, with more than 250,000 and 100 species planted.
Fossey Fund scientists published an important analysis on the mountain gorilla population and the effects of group density in the forest.
World Gorilla Day 2021 - How is this endangered species doing?
Go behind the scenes when Lesley visits the gorillas.
Tara Stoinski joins Dax Shepard to talk gorillas.
Each and Every Ape in Planet of the Apes.
Goof Around with Gorillas on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Rwandan Adventure
Gorillas - a conservation success story.

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