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April 22, 2022

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...
April 13, 2022

Biodiversity finds a home on the Ellen Campus

We’re protecting more than just gorillas! A significant part of our plan when we designed our new Ellen Campus...
March 8, 2022

Women Lead the Way for Gorillas

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the many African women advancing their careers in science and conservation...
March 7, 2022

Gorilla Journal Newsletter March 2022

April 22, 2022

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...
April 13, 2022

Biodiversity finds a home on the Ellen Campus

We’re protecting more than just gorillas! A significant part of our plan when we designed our new Ellen Campus...
March 8, 2022

Women Lead the Way for Gorillas

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the many African women advancing their careers in science and conservation...
March 7, 2022

Gorilla Journal Newsletter March 2022

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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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Good News for Grauer’s Gorillas

Just in time for Earth Day, Congolese government moves to strengthen protections for this critically endangered great ape https://youtu.be/rmVnMJuvybY Conservationists …

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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.  …

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Motherless gorillas beat the odds. For both gorillas and humans, it takes a village to raise a child.

A study by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows that gorilla families come together to support young gorillas that lose …

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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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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 …

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Kids from nature club holding cabbage Education Programs

What do avocados and cabbages have in common with gorillas?

They’re both “helping people, saving gorillas” in Rwanda Our Nature Club student partners are at it again! This time, students …

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The common waxbill has a beautiful and distinctive red beak. Biodiversity

Tracking Birds to Save Gorillas

New study examines possible link between climate change and bird habitat changes Our mission is to protect gorillas. To do …

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Fossey Fund staff attends the International Congress for Conservation Biology

Scientists gathered to discuss urgent global issues in conservation Last week, the 30th biannual International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) …

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CEO and Director of Rwanda Programs showing new jackets that will keep trackers dry when hiking through rainforests to track gorillas. Gorilla Research & Tracking

To Conduct Gorilla Research and Protection, You Need to Stay Warm

Outfitting our gorilla trackers since 2013 Weather conditions in the rainforests where we work can be punishing. Our trackers spend …

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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 …

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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. In …

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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 and …

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Gorilla Infants

Twenty-Four Baby Gorillas to be Named During Kwita Izina 2021

This September 24, we mark not just World Gorilla Day, but Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s annual gorilla naming ceremony. Kwita Izina, …

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On World Photography Day, we’re celebrating our newest photographers

If you’ve been following us for long, you know we have an amazing collection of photographs—not just of gorillas, but …

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Congo

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 …

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Women Lead the Way for Gorillas

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the many African women advancing their careers in science and conservation Here …

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The Ellen Campus: One Month Later

It’s hard to believe, but our Ellen Campus has already been open for a month. It’s been a busy time …

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Grauers gorilla caught on camera trap Biodiversity

Say Cheese!

Camera traps help us study Grauer’s gorillas and other endangered animals in Nkuba. The Congo Basin holds the second largest …

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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 …

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Kids from nature club holding cabbage Education Programs

What do avocados and cabbages have in common with gorillas?

They’re both “helping people, saving gorillas” in Rwanda Our Nature Club student partners are at it again! This time, students …

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