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September 27, 2021

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....
September 23, 2021

Press Release: On World Gorilla Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces Moon Gorillas, a new collaboration for carbon-neutral PERL NFTs

In celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is announcing plans to launch...
September 23, 2021

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...
September 15, 2021

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...
September 27, 2021

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....
September 23, 2021

Press Release: On World Gorilla Day, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announces Moon Gorillas, a new collaboration for carbon-neutral PERL NFTs

In celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is announcing plans to launch...
September 23, 2021

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...
September 15, 2021

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...

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5TF: Your Questions Answered

Question 1: Do gorillas get bored? While humans tend to assign human emotions to non-human animals, it is actually very …

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Fact 1: Gorillas are super-moms! Like other primates, gorilla mothers have very strong bonds with their infants and provide complete …

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Gorilla Moms and Dads: Being Together

As we have all hunkered down together during these times, it is comforting to think about how gorillas live together …

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Global Big Day- May 9th

On May 9, let’s count birds! The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will be enthusiastically participating in Global Big Day on …

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1. Tara Stoinski, Ph.D. Dr. Tara Stoinski serves as President and CEO and Chief Scientific Officer for the Dian Fossey …

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Earth Day in the DRC

Protecting the biodiversity of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a global responsibility. You probably know the Fossey Fund …

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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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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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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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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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Campus News Update – October 21, 2020

Our CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Tara Stoinski has just returned from a whirlwind trip to Rwanda, where she …

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On World Teachers’ Day, Celebrating Our Partners in Conservation Education

World Teachers’ Day falls on October 5; this year’s theme is “Teachers: leading in crisis, reimagining the future.” Many of …

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Gorillas on the Line…. Will you answer the call?

September 24 is World Gorilla Day, which recognizes not just the majesty of gorillas, with whom we share more than …

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Statement from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

It’s been a wild ride for those of us who love gorillas. Last week the Reddit investor group WallStreetBets started …

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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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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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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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Helping Communities

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 …

Read More