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A group of Mountain Gorillas.
October 7, 2021

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...
September 27, 2021

On World Gorilla Day, teaching children the importance of conservation

Every year on World Gorilla Day, we spend time with our youngest conservationists, and this year was no exception....
September 23, 2021

Press Release: On World Gorilla Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces Moon Gorillas, a new collaboration for carbon-neutral PERL NFTs

In celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is announcing plans to launch...
September 23, 2021

Fossey Fund Increases Antipoaching Patrols, Renovates Field Camps, with Support from IUCN

Our trackers can be found traversing the rainforests of Volcanoes National Forest 365 days each year, monitoring gorilla families...
A group of Mountain Gorillas.
October 7, 2021

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...
September 27, 2021

On World Gorilla Day, teaching children the importance of conservation

Every year on World Gorilla Day, we spend time with our youngest conservationists, and this year was no exception....
September 23, 2021

Press Release: On World Gorilla Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces Moon Gorillas, a new collaboration for carbon-neutral PERL NFTs

In celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is announcing plans to launch...
September 23, 2021

Fossey Fund Increases Antipoaching Patrols, Renovates Field Camps, with Support from IUCN

Our trackers can be found traversing the rainforests of Volcanoes National Forest 365 days each year, monitoring gorilla families...

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Baby Boom: Naming the gorillas of 2020

2020 was a rough year for people across the globe. Here at the Fossey Fund, we changed our work protocols …

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Building a Garden Out of Gorilla Poop

Not far from the village of Nkuba, in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the …

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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 …

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Fossey Fund Expands Protection Work With Support from IUCN

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to spread in March, the Fossey Fund’s protection work in and around Rwanda’s Volcanoes …

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Why Gorillas Matter- Save Gorillas. Save the Planet.

Felix Ndagijimana in the field Seeing these magnificent creatures up close is an experience like no other, and I never …

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Kwita Izina 2020: 24 baby gorillas to get their names in this year’s virtual celebration

The Names Are In! This year’s virtual Kwita Izina, which was organized by the Rwanda Development Board, was a huge …

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Two Weeks in the Forest: Congolese Students Join Us in Nkuba

Earlier this year, 10 Congolese university students joined us at our base in Nkuba to get first-hand experience in the …

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New Study Suggests There May be More Grauer’s Gorillas Than Previously Estimated

A study released this week updates the estimated number of Grauer’s gorillas remaining on the planet. The study, led by …

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Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Scientists from around the world, including at the Fossey Fund, participated in this species-wide survey of parasite infections across the …

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Counting Birds to Save Gorillas: How Citizen Scientists Protect Gorilla Habitat

Gorillas will always be nearest to our hearts, of course, but every year on Global Big Day, we turn our …

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In the Footsteps of the Elusive Grauer’s Gorilla

Unlike their mountain gorilla cousins, only a few of the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas of the Democratic Republic of the …

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New Study Suggests There May be More Grauer’s Gorillas Than Previously Estimated

A study released this week updates the estimated number of Grauer’s gorillas remaining on the planet. The study, led by …

Read More
Gorilla Protection

Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Scientists from around the world, including at the Fossey Fund, participated in this species-wide survey of parasite infections across the …

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Biodiversity

Counting Birds to Save Gorillas: How Citizen Scientists Protect Gorilla Habitat

Gorillas will always be nearest to our hearts, of course, but every year on Global Big Day, we turn our …

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Endangered Species Day – Beyond Gorillas

This year Endangered Species Day falls on May 21, and we thought this would be a perfect day to talk …

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Congo

In the Footsteps of the Elusive Grauer’s Gorilla

Unlike their mountain gorilla cousins, only a few of the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas of the Democratic Republic of the …

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The Making of a Green Campus

Five decades ago Dian Fossey set up camp in the forests of Rwanda and began the critical scientific research and …

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Two Weeks in the Forest: Congolese Students Join Us in Nkuba

Earlier this year, 10 Congolese university students joined us at our base in Nkuba to get first-hand experience in the …

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Congo

New Study Suggests There May be More Grauer’s Gorillas Than Previously Estimated

A study released this week updates the estimated number of Grauer’s gorillas remaining on the planet. The study, led by …

Read More
Gorilla Protection

Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Scientists from around the world, including at the Fossey Fund, participated in this species-wide survey of parasite infections across the …

Read More
Biodiversity

Counting Birds to Save Gorillas: How Citizen Scientists Protect Gorilla Habitat

Gorillas will always be nearest to our hearts, of course, but every year on Global Big Day, we turn our …

Read More