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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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Biodiversity

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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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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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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Dian Fossey Gorilla 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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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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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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Biodiversity

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 https://youtu.be/rmVnMJuvybY Conservationists …

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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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Fossey Fund staff presenting at conference. Gorilla Research & Tracking

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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CEO and Director of Rwanda Programs showing new jackets that will keep trackers dry when hiking through rainforests to track gorillas. Gorilla Research & Tracking

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 spend …

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A group of Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla Research & Tracking

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 groups …

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Education Programs

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. In …

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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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