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May 14, 2024

Which male gorilla is in charge?

With an amazing five silverbacks, the dynamics between the males in the Kwitonda group are always exciting. One of...
April 22, 2024

How we protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Congo Basin

In addition to our more than 55+ years of daily monitoring and protection of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda,...
April 22, 2024

Our Democratic Republic of the Congo team helps save gorillas AND critical forest

Most Grauer’s gorillas – which are critically endangered – live outside of protected areas like national parks, in extremely...
May 14, 2024

Which male gorilla is in charge?

With an amazing five silverbacks, the dynamics between the males in the Kwitonda group are always exciting. One of...
April 22, 2024

How we protect critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Congo Basin

In addition to our more than 55+ years of daily monitoring and protection of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda,...
April 22, 2024

Our Democratic Republic of the Congo team helps save gorillas AND critical forest

Most Grauer’s gorillas – which are critically endangered – live outside of protected areas like national parks, in extremely...

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Silverback gorilla shows surprising moves

This article is part of a series presented by the Fossey Fund’s gorilla program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, focusing on ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Impressive silverback carries on gorilla group leadership

This article is part of a series presented by the Fossey Fund’s gorilla program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, focusing on ...
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Infant gorilla naming 2023 – Kwita Izina

Since 2005, September has been the month that Rwandans and all of us here at the Fossey Fund celebrate the ...
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Silverbacks to the rescue: the adoption of infant Urusobe

Early this year, young mountain gorilla Urusobe became an orphan after the death of her mother, Ndamunbanzi. She will turn ...
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Historic gorilla group faces silverback drama

By Veronica Vecellio, Gorilla Program Senior Advisor This piece is part of a series of articles presented by the Fossey ...
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New mountain gorilla group reaches first year

By Veronica Vecellio, gorilla program senior advisor The newest mountain gorilla group monitored by the Fossey Fund has just reached ...
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Celebrating “Monkey Day” – and a baby bonanza for endangered golden monkeys

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are dedicated to protecting gorillas and their habitat, but our direct conservation efforts ...
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Monitoring animals and plants near gorilla forest

Gorillas live in complex habitats that include many other important species, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been actively ...
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Hello neighbors! Two gorilla families meet regularly

Two of the gorilla families that the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund monitors and protects every day are engaged in some ...
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Girls in Conservation: New education program helps community near gorilla forest

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund believes that conservation works best when it is a community effort. Yet many people who ...
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How do gorillas avoid inbreeding?

Gorillas live in close-knit groups, which provide them with strong and stable social relationships that benefit all their members. However, ...
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Women leading the way: Female trackers pursue conservation goals

Claudine Niyigena and Jacqueline Ntakirutimana are among the four women who have recently joined the Fossey Fund’s tracker teams in ...
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Biodiversity

Fossey intern studies important tree in gorilla forest

Fossey Fund intern Emile Mugabo recently started a study on the distribution and regeneration of the Prunus africana tree, also ...
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Golden monkey conservation action plan published

The future for endangered golden monkeys is looking brighter, now that a conservation action plan spearheaded by the Dian Fossey ...
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Addressing health needs helps gorilla conservation

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s work protecting critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo takes place ...
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Gorilla Behavior

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside – Ntambara group

This is the fourth in a series of articles presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, ...
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Historic gorilla trackers: From father to son

Fossey Fund trackers play a critical role in the conservation of mountain gorillas, ensuring the well-being of these magnificent creatures ...
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Mother and infant gorilla Gorilla Behavior

Young gorillas thriving even as mothers leave group

A recent series of events among the members of a mountain gorilla group monitored by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund ...
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Inspiring words from women at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

As we celebrate women’s history month and the International Women’s Day in March, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is proud ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Celebrating special gorilla relationships on Valentine’s Day

In the intricate social dynamics among the mountain gorillas we observe every day, we have seen that the relationships among ...
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Conservation

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Inspiration from young Fossey scientists

At the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are proud to have been founded by a pioneering woman scientist – Dian ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Who is that silverback? A surprise gorilla group change

Last November, while Fossey Fund gorilla staff were doing routine monitoring and protection of a mountain gorilla family led by ...
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Gorilla protection hero: Dian Fossey’s legacy

January 16 would have marked the 92nd birthday of our founder, Dr. Dian Fossey. During her life, the mountain gorilla ...
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Press Releases

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Fossey Fund response to the Novel Coronavirus

How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Community Outreach Programs June 30th The Fossey Fund’s community engagement programs are key to our people-centered approach to conservation. It’s ...
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Size Matters

Science confirms: Size matters for mountain gorillas For male mountain gorillas, one thing is certain – size matters, especially when it comes to the ladies. ...
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Census of Mountain Gorilla Population Shows Numbers Continue to Rise

Once on the brink of extinction, mountain gorillas continue to grow in number. Today, the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration, a coalition of governments, non-profits and ...
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Mountain Gorillas

Poppy, last gorilla made famous by Dian Fossey, presumed dead at age 43

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund NewsFor release May 28, 2019Media contact: Erika Archibald, Ph.D. earchibald@gorillafund.org (ATLANTA, May 28) – The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is sad ...
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Mountain Gorillas

Poppy, last gorilla made famous by Dian Fossey, presumed dead at age 43

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund NewsFor release May 28, 2019Media contact: Erika Archibald, Ph.D. earchibald@gorillafund.org (ATLANTA, May 28) – The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is sad ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Why do gorillas gather around their dead? Three case studies

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund NewsFor release April 3, 2019Media contacts: Erika Archibald, Ph.D. earchibald@gorillafund.org It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ...
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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty