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February 14, 2024

Celebrating special gorilla relationships on Valentine’s Day

In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships...
February 8, 2024

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist –...
January 16, 2024

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led...
Dian Fossey and Digit
January 16, 2024

Gorilla protection hero: Dian Fossey’s legacy

January 16 would have marked the 92nd birthday of our founder, Dr. Dian Fossey. During her life, the mountain...
February 14, 2024

Celebrating special gorilla relationships on Valentine’s Day

In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships...
February 8, 2024

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist –...
January 16, 2024

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led...
Dian Fossey and Digit
January 16, 2024

Gorilla protection hero: Dian Fossey’s legacy

January 16 would have marked the 92nd birthday of our founder, Dr. Dian Fossey. During her life, the mountain...

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Gorilla Behavior

Celebrating special gorilla relationships on Valentine’s Day

In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships among ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led by ...
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Gorillas go wild for bamboo

It may be holiday season for humans, but mountain gorillas find this time of year important too, buzzing with energy ...
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Why gorillas STILL Matter – to us and the world: Remembering Dian Fossey

By Sigourney Weaver, Fossey Fund Honorary Chair and Dr. Tara Stoinski, Fossey Fund President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer This year ...
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Hello neighbors! Two gorilla families meet regularly

Two of the gorilla families that the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund monitors and protects every day are engaged in some ...
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How do gorillas avoid inbreeding?

Gorillas live in close-knit groups, which provide them with strong and stable social relationships that benefit all their members. However, ...
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Conservation

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist – Dian ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led by ...
Read More
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Gorilla protection hero: Dian Fossey’s legacy

January 16 would have marked the 92nd birthday of our founder, Dr. Dian Fossey. During her life, the mountain gorilla ...
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Dian Fossey Historic Image sitting in the forest working Dian Fossey Fund

Why gorillas STILL Matter – to us and the world: Remembering Dian Fossey

By Sigourney Weaver, Fossey Fund Honorary Chair and Dr. Tara Stoinski, Fossey Fund President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer This year ...
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Conservation

Celebrating “Monkey Day” – and a baby bonanza for endangered golden monkeys

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are dedicated to protecting gorillas and their habitat, but our direct conservation efforts ...
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Monitoring animals and plants near gorilla forest

Gorillas live in complex habitats that include many other important species, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been actively ...
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Monitoring animals and plants near gorilla forest

Gorillas live in complex habitats that include many other important species, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been actively ...
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Infant gorilla naming 2023 – Kwita Izina

Since 2005, September has been the month that Rwandans and all of us here at the Fossey Fund celebrate the ...
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Silverbacks to the rescue: the adoption of infant Urusobe

Early this year, young mountain gorilla Urusobe became an orphan after the death of her mother, Ndamunbanzi. She will turn ...
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Silverback Segasira Conservation

New mountain gorilla group reaches first year

By Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program senior advisor The newest mountain gorilla group monitored by the Fossey Fund has just reached ...
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Gorilla Behavior

New study explores female gorilla mating patterns

In the Fossey Fund’s 55+ years of studying gorilla behavior, a lot of research has been conducted to study the ...
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Gorillas, insects, and hip hop!

What do gorillas, insects and music have in common? A Fossey Fund research assistant who is studying the tiny invertebrates that ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Celebrating special gorilla relationships on Valentine’s Day

In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships among ...
Read More
Conservation

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist – Dian ...
Read More
Gorilla Behavior

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led by ...
Read More
Dian Fossey and Digit Dian Fossey Fund

Gorilla protection hero: Dian Fossey’s legacy

January 16 would have marked the 92nd birthday of our founder, Dr. Dian Fossey. During her life, the mountain gorilla ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Gorillas go wild for bamboo

It may be holiday season for humans, but mountain gorillas find this time of year important too, buzzing with energy ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Historic Image sitting in the forest working Dian Fossey Fund

Why gorillas STILL Matter – to us and the world: Remembering Dian Fossey

By Sigourney Weaver, Fossey Fund Honorary Chair and Dr. Tara Stoinski, Fossey Fund President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer This year ...
Read More

Press Releases

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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 at a young age. But ...
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Conservation

Press Release: New study shows mountain gorilla population growth related to group density and female movements

New research from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, just published in the journal Animal Conservation, analyses more than 50 years of demographic data to examine ...
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Silverback gorilla Mafunzo and his group.
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Press Release: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Celebrates 55th Anniversary on World Gorilla Day

World Gorilla Day originated on Sept. 24, 2017, to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. It was ...
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Press Release: Our work in DR Congo expands by 50%

On Earth Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces 50% expansion of community forests protecting critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in eastern DR Congo. April 22, 2022 ...
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Conservation

Press Release- Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund enters new era in conservation with dedication of its Ellen DeGeneres Campus

February 1, 2022 (KIGALI) – Today Ellen DeGeneres marks the four-year anniversary of the creation of The Ellen Fund with the official opening of the ...
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A group of Mountain Gorillas.
Gorilla Research & Tracking

Press Release – Social Distancing: Not Just for Humans

New study shows sick gorillas transmit illnesses to others nearby Coughs and colds spread quickly within wild mountain gorilla groups but appear less likely to ...
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