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December 2, 2022

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside – Musilikale’s group

This is the second in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica...
November 15, 2022

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside — Mutobo’s group

This is the first in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica...
November 15, 2022

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo

Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza just traveled to our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the...
November 14, 2022

Remembering the great gorilla silverback Cantsbee

November 14 marks what would have been the 44th birthday of legendary mountain gorilla Cantsbee, the record-breaking silverback who...
December 2, 2022

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside – Musilikale’s group

This is the second in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica...
November 15, 2022

The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside — Mutobo’s group

This is the first in a series of articles, presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica...
November 15, 2022

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo

Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza just traveled to our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the...
November 14, 2022

Remembering the great gorilla silverback Cantsbee

November 14 marks what would have been the 44th birthday of legendary mountain gorilla Cantsbee, the record-breaking silverback who...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Silverback gorilla Mafunzo and his group. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Press Release: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Celebrates 55th Anniversary on World Gorilla Day

World Gorilla Day originated on Sept. 24, 2017, to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the work of the Dian …

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Female gorilla Ukwiyunga and silverback gorilla Segasira Gorilla Protection

New gorilla group forms

One of the best things about protecting and studying mountain gorillas every day is that we sometimes get to see …

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Trackers at Crater Lake Gorilla Protection

World Ranger Day celebrates wildlife heroes

Rangers, trackers and others who protect wildlife every day in the field are the frontline heroes of conservation. Their work …

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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 rural, …

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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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Press Release: Our work in DR Congo expands by 50%

On Earth Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces 50% expansion of community forests protecting critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in eastern …

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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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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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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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Press Release: New study shows mountain gorilla population growth related to group density and female movements

New research from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, just published in the journal Animal Conservation, analyses more than 50 years …

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Students grow trees near gorilla habitat in Rwanda

In the Fossey Fund’s work with student nature clubs in schools near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, we have found that …

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Biodiversity

Comparing golden monkeys and gorillas

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been studying gorillas in the wild for more than 55 years now, ever since …

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Education Programs

On World Teacher Day: Let us count the ways

As conservationists, scientists, trackers, educators, communicators and other staff here at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, we are all “teachers” …

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Silverback gorilla Mafunzo and his group. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Press Release: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Celebrates 55th Anniversary on World Gorilla Day

World Gorilla Day originated on Sept. 24, 2017, to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the work of the Dian …

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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 conservationists, announced the final results of a census of a population of mountain gorillas living in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the adjacent Sarambwe Reserve in DR Congo.

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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. [email protected] (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. [email protected] (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. [email protected] It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, …

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Ellen Degeneres Campus

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund breaks ground on a new campus for gorilla conservation in partnership with the Ellen Fund 

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund News For release Feb. 12, 2019 Media contacts:  Rwanda: Veronica Vecellio, [email protected] U.S. Erika Archibald, Ph.D. [email protected] Link to photos: https://dfgfi.org/2E6Ec0W Dian Fossey Gorilla …

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