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June 14, 2024

From student to research assistant to Ph.D.: Studying gorilla well-being

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, our mission of learning as much as we can about gorillas is carried...
June 14, 2024

Silverback Mutobo: a remarkable leader and father

It’s rare to see a solitary male gorilla successfully – and rapidly – build his own thriving family. But...
June 13, 2024

Learning how young gorillas overcome adversity

One ongoing and fascinating area of the Fossey Fund’s research involves how adversity in early life, for example, the...
May 22, 2024

My Trip To Rwanda, A Longed-For Adventure

Donna Douglas is our director of data and donor information at the Fossey Fund – an invaluable member of...
June 14, 2024

From student to research assistant to Ph.D.: Studying gorilla well-being

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, our mission of learning as much as we can about gorillas is carried...
June 14, 2024

Silverback Mutobo: a remarkable leader and father

It’s rare to see a solitary male gorilla successfully – and rapidly – build his own thriving family. But...
June 13, 2024

Learning how young gorillas overcome adversity

One ongoing and fascinating area of the Fossey Fund’s research involves how adversity in early life, for example, the...
May 22, 2024

My Trip To Rwanda, A Longed-For Adventure

Donna Douglas is our director of data and donor information at the Fossey Fund – an invaluable member of...

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Silverback Mutobo: a remarkable leader and father

It’s rare to see a solitary male gorilla successfully – and rapidly – build his own thriving family. But 19-year-old ...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Learning how young gorillas overcome adversity

One ongoing and fascinating area of the Fossey Fund’s research involves how adversity in early life, for example, the loss ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Which male gorilla is in charge?

With an amazing five silverbacks, the dynamics between the males in the Kwitonda group are always exciting. One of the ...
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How we protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Congo Basin

In addition to our more than 55+ years of daily monitoring and protection of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the ...
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Mother and infant gorilla Gorilla Behavior

Young gorillas thriving even as mothers leave group

A recent series of events among the members of a mountain gorilla group monitored by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund ...
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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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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

From student to research assistant to Ph.D.: Studying gorilla well-being

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, our mission of learning as much as we can about gorillas is carried out ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Silverback Mutobo: a remarkable leader and father

It’s rare to see a solitary male gorilla successfully – and rapidly – build his own thriving family. But 19-year-old ...
Read More
Congo

How we protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Congo Basin

In addition to our more than 55+ years of daily monitoring and protection of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the ...
Read More
Congo

Our Democratic Republic of the Congo team helps save gorillas AND critical forest

Most Grauer’s gorillas – which are critically endangered – live outside of protected areas like national parks, in extremely remote ...
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Mother and infant gorilla Gorilla Behavior

Young gorillas thriving even as mothers leave group

A recent series of events among the members of a mountain gorilla group monitored by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund ...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

My Trip To Rwanda, A Longed-For Adventure

Donna Douglas is our director of data and donor information at the Fossey Fund – an invaluable member of our ...
Read More
Biodiversity

Celebrating birds on Global Big Day and every day

Studying the other animals that live in gorilla habitat is part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s daily work. Birds ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Which male gorilla is in charge?

With an amazing five silverbacks, the dynamics between the males in the Kwitonda group are always exciting. One of the ...
Read More
Congo

How we protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Congo Basin

In addition to our more than 55+ years of daily monitoring and protection of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the ...
Read More
Congo

Our Democratic Republic of the Congo team helps save gorillas AND critical forest

Most Grauer’s gorillas – which are critically endangered – live outside of protected areas like national parks, in extremely remote ...
Read More
Biodiversity

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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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

From student to research assistant to Ph.D.: Studying gorilla well-being

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, our mission of learning as much as we can about gorillas is carried out ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Silverback Mutobo: a remarkable leader and father

It’s rare to see a solitary male gorilla successfully – and rapidly – build his own thriving family. But 19-year-old ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Learning how young gorillas overcome adversity

One ongoing and fascinating area of the Fossey Fund’s research involves how adversity in early life, for example, the loss ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

My Trip To Rwanda, A Longed-For Adventure

Donna Douglas is our director of data and donor information at the Fossey Fund – an invaluable member of our ...
Read More
Biodiversity

Celebrating birds on Global Big Day and every day

Studying the other animals that live in gorilla habitat is part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s daily work. Birds ...
Read More
Gorilla Behavior

Which male gorilla is in charge?

With an amazing five silverbacks, the dynamics between the males in the Kwitonda group are always exciting. One of the ...
Read More

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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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Congo

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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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty