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Providing literacy training for Congolese women

The area where we work saving gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is extremely remote and...
Deo collecting data on golden monkeys
July 12, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Deo: Rwandan scientist, conservationist, teacher

Our biodiversity program manager, Deogratias (Deo) Tuyisingize, started with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in 2004 as a student...
July 19, 2022

Gorilla Journal Newsletter June 2022

July 12, 2022

Providing literacy training for Congolese women

The area where we work saving gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is extremely remote and...
Deo collecting data on golden monkeys
July 12, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Deo: Rwandan scientist, conservationist, teacher

Our biodiversity program manager, Deogratias (Deo) Tuyisingize, started with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in 2004 as a student...

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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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Gorilla Infants

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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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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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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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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Gorilla Protection

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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Biodiversity

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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Celebrating gorillas on World Environmental Day

All types of conservation action can help save gorillas, so the Fossey Fund works with people to help raise awareness …

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Students address gorilla conservation through debate

Since one of our main goals at the Fossey Fund is to help students learn about conservation, we have many …

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Dedicates the New Ellen DeGeneres Campus

$15 million project represents investment in conservation, capacity building, equity and tourism Pictured left to right: MASS Design CEO – …

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Mushrooms for harvesting to save gorillas Congo

Growing mushrooms can help people and gorillas

We know that for conservation to be successful it must also address the needs of the human communities that share …

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Bee Congo

Beekeeping can help save gorillas

“Sweet” program supports families and protects habitat biodiversity Though undeniably tiny in comparison with a 400-pound silverback gorilla, bees are …

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Silverback gorilla Mafunzo and his group. Gorilla Protection

Celebrating the life of silverback gorilla Mafunzo

Silverback gorilla Mafunzo was strong but loving. With just over 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining, every individual is critical to their …

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