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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.

60 Minutes - Nov 2021
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.
Gorillas - a conservation success story.

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