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Kids from nature club holding cabbage
December 27, 2021

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,...
The common waxbill has a beautiful and distinctive red beak.
December 26, 2021

Tracking Birds to Save Gorillas

New study examines possible link between climate change and bird habitat changes Our mission is to protect gorillas. To...
Fossey Fund staff presenting at conference.
December 23, 2021

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...
CEO and Director of Rwanda Programs showing new jackets that will keep trackers dry when hiking through rainforests to track gorillas.
November 16, 2021

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...
Kids from nature club holding cabbage
December 27, 2021

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,...
The common waxbill has a beautiful and distinctive red beak.
December 26, 2021

Tracking Birds to Save Gorillas

New study examines possible link between climate change and bird habitat changes Our mission is to protect gorillas. To...
Fossey Fund staff presenting at conference.
December 23, 2021

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...
CEO and Director of Rwanda Programs showing new jackets that will keep trackers dry when hiking through rainforests to track gorillas.
November 16, 2021

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anti-Poaching

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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Dian Fossey Fund

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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