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April 22, 2024

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...
March 28, 2024

Gorilla Journal Newsletter March 2024

Mother and infant gorilla
March 15, 2024

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...
March 7, 2024

Inspiring words from women at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

As we celebrate women’s history month and the International Women’s Day in March, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is...
April 22, 2024

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...
March 28, 2024

Gorilla Journal Newsletter March 2024

Mother and infant gorilla
March 15, 2024

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...
March 7, 2024

Inspiring words from women at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

As we celebrate women’s history month and the International Women’s Day in March, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is...

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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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Gorilla Behavior

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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Silverback gorilla shows surprising moves

This article is part of a series presented by the Fossey Fund’s gorilla program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, focusing on ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Impressive silverback carries on gorilla group leadership

This article is part of a series presented by the Fossey Fund’s gorilla program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, focusing on ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Girls in Conservation: New education program helps community near gorilla forest

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund believes that conservation works best when it is a community effort. Yet many people who ...
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Infant gorilla musilikale's group Gorilla Infants

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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Silverback watching over orphaned gorilla Gorilla Behavior

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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Biodiversity

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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Rwandan students debate: Women should take a lead in conservation!

Our Ellen DeGeneres Campus was the host for this year’s conservation debate among students from schools near Volcanoes National Park ...
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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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Inspiring words from women at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

As we celebrate women’s history month and the International Women’s Day in March, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is proud ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty