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December 26, 2022

In her words: From Dian Fossey’s gorilla journals

Dian Fossey began her pioneering studies and protection of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in 1967, and was killed in her...
December 12, 2022

Rwandan university students arrive at our Ellen campus

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been hosting students from the University of Rwanda since 2003, to facilitate their...
December 8, 2022

For mountain gorillas, brothers and sisters are important

Most species of primates have somewhat limited social relationships with their siblings. Often, this is because either males or...
December 5, 2022

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo — Tracker Isoke

From hunter to gorilla protector ​ From hunter to gorilla protector ​ Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza recently...
December 26, 2022

In her words: From Dian Fossey’s gorilla journals

Dian Fossey began her pioneering studies and protection of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in 1967, and was killed in her...
December 12, 2022

Rwandan university students arrive at our Ellen campus

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been hosting students from the University of Rwanda since 2003, to facilitate their...
December 8, 2022

For mountain gorillas, brothers and sisters are important

Most species of primates have somewhat limited social relationships with their siblings. Often, this is because either males or...
December 5, 2022

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo — Tracker Isoke

From hunter to gorilla protector ​ From hunter to gorilla protector ​ Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza recently...

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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 …

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Infant mountain gorillas receive their names at Kwita Izina

Thousands of Rwandans – including many Fossey Fund staff – gathered near Volcanoes National Park last week to celebrate the …

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Female gorilla Ukwiyunga and silverback gorilla Segasira Gorilla Protection

New gorilla group forms

One of the best things about protecting and studying mountain gorillas every day is that we sometimes get to see …

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Silverback gorilla Mafunzo and his group. Gorilla Protection

Celebrating the life of silverback gorilla Mafunzo

Silverback gorilla Mafunzo was strong but loving. With just over 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining, every individual is critical to their …

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5 Things Friday

Mother’s Day

Fact 1: Gorillas are super-moms! Like other primates, gorilla mothers have very strong bonds with their infants and provide complete …

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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 …

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The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside — Mutobo’s group

This is the first in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, …

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Congo

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo

Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza just traveled to our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

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Remembering the great gorilla silverback Cantsbee

November 14 marks what would have been the 44th birthday of legendary mountain gorilla Cantsbee, the record-breaking silverback who was …

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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 …

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Students grow trees near gorilla habitat in Rwanda

In the Fossey Fund’s work with student nature clubs in schools near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, we have found that …

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On World Teacher Day: Let us count the ways

As conservationists, scientists, trackers, educators, communicators and other staff here at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are all “teachers” …

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Biodiversity

Students grow trees near gorilla habitat in Rwanda

In the Fossey Fund’s work with student nature clubs in schools near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, we have found that …

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Biodiversity

Comparing golden monkeys and gorillas

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been studying gorillas in the wild for more than 55 years now, ever since …

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Female gorilla Ukwiyunga and silverback gorilla Segasira Gorilla Protection

New gorilla group forms

One of the best things about protecting and studying mountain gorillas every day is that we sometimes get to see …

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Infant gorilla-naming ceremony ready in Rwanda

There’s nothing cuter than an infant gorilla – and nothing more important to the future of this endangered species. That …

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Congo

Providing literacy training for Congolese women

The area where we work saving gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is extremely remote and rural, …

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Students address gorilla conservation through debate

Since one of our main goals at the Fossey Fund is to help students learn about conservation, we have many …

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Gorilla Behavior

For mountain gorillas, brothers and sisters are important

Most species of primates have somewhat limited social relationships with their siblings. Often, this is because either males or females …

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Anti-Poaching

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo — Tracker Isoke

From hunter to gorilla protector ​ From hunter to gorilla protector ​ Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza recently spent …

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Conservation

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside – Musilikale’s group

This is the second in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, …

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Gorilla Protection

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside — Mutobo’s group

This is the first in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, …

Read More
Congo

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo

Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza just traveled to our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …

Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Remembering the great gorilla silverback Cantsbee

November 14 marks what would have been the 44th birthday of legendary mountain gorilla Cantsbee, the record-breaking silverback who was …

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Press Releases

Gorilla Behavior

Gorillas don’t bluff when they chest beat: honest signaling indicates body size

The chest beats given by adult male gorillas reliably indicate their body size, a paper published in Scientific Reports found.  The gorilla chest beat is …

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Press Releases

Statement from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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 …

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Conservation

Celebrating gorillas in Atlanta

Celebrating gorillas in Atlanta, really? Yes, really. Today, Atlanta city councilperson Carla Smith proclaimed December 4th as Gorilla Appreciation Day in the city of Atlanta …

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Award-Winning Songwriter Diane Warren Donates Her Song “FREE” from THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign

Diane Warren will match funds raised for campaign up to $20,000 ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is collaborating with multi award-winning songwriter …

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Conservation

Violent Encounters Between Gorillas Slow Population Growth Rate

November 4, 2020 (ATLANTA) – As wildlife populations decline around the globe, understanding the natural and human-induced factors that influence their growth is critical for …

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Fossey Fund response to the Novel Coronavirus

How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Community Outreach Programs June 30th The Fossey Fund’s community engagement programs are key to our people-centered approach to conservation. It’s …

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