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June 16, 2021

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...
June 11, 2021

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...
May 25, 2021

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...
May 14, 2021

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...
June 16, 2021

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...
June 11, 2021

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...
May 25, 2021

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...
May 14, 2021

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...

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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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Biodiversity

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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Gorilla Behavior

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

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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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International Women’s Day — The Women of the Fossey Fund

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Fossey Fund is celebrating some of the many women who …

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Nature Clubs Plant More Than 35,000 Tree Seedlings

The Fossey Fund is best known for our work to bring wild gorillas back from the brink of extinction. But …

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Fossey Fund and Partners Join Forces to Support Rwanda’s Newest Scientists

When Rwandan Elie Sinayitutse decided to study biology, he probably wasn’t thinking much about poop. But as it turns out, …

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Our Youngest Intern

Twelve years ago, when the Fossey Fund began working in the classrooms of Rwanda, we hoped to teach young Rwandans …

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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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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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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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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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Campus News Update – November 18, 2020

Our Ellen Campus may not have opened yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start teaching people about conservation! When …

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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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Anti-Poaching

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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