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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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Rwanda’s Gorilla Naming Ceremony to be held virtually on World Gorilla Day

We are excited to learn that the Rwanda Development Board plans to hold its annual ceremony to name the new …

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Friend or Foe?…Three Papers on Gorilla Interactions Published

Interactions between gorilla groups are endlessly fascinating. Interactions require considerable multi-tasking for males, as they have to protect their group, …

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Gorilla Behavior

Battle of the sexes: is bigger better?

In the animal kingdom, bigger is often better. Larger individuals tend to be stronger than smaller ones, and their size …

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Father’s Day

Fact 1: Silverbacks are more than just protectors! Silverbacks may have historically been thought of as just the protector, but …

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5 Things Friday

Locomotion

Distance: Due to the abundance of food sources in undisturbed habitat, and gorillas’ willingness to eat many different types of …

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Gorilla Communication

Just like in humans, gorilla communication can occur through a variety of methods—body postures, facial expressions, vocalizations.  Communicating Dominance Gorillas …

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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 Conservationists are …

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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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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 …

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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 Conservationists are …

Read More
Biodiversity

Saving Water, Saving Gorillas

March 22 is World Water Day, an annual United Nations event started in 1993 to focus on the importance of …

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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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Congo

Welcoming new members to our DRC team.

We are pleased to welcome Frederik Van de Perre, Ph.D., and Constance Fastré, Ph.D., to our DRC team! Frederik completed …

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Congo

Fossey Fund Hosts Eight Secondary School Interns in Nkuba

This October, the Fossey Fund invited eight secondary students to join us for a month-long internship at our Nkuba base …

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Ellen Degeneres Campus

More than a building: How our new Ellen Campus is giving women “a say in their own destiny”

As we work to build our new Ellen DeGeneres Campus, we are measuring the project’s impact through our “5 Es”: …

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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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Ellen Degeneres Campus

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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Congo

Good News for Grauer’s Gorillas

Just in time for Earth Day, Congolese government moves to strengthen protections for this critically endangered great ape Conservationists are …

Read More
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.  …

Read More
Gorilla Behavior

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 …

Read More