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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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Gorilla Behavior

Battle of the sexes: is bigger better?

In the animal kingdom, bigger is often better. Larger individuals tend to be stronger than smaller ones, and their size …

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5 Things Friday

Father’s Day

Fact 1: Silverbacks are more than just protectors! Silverbacks may have historically been thought of as just the protector, but …

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5 Things Friday

Locomotion

Distance: Due to the abundance of food sources in undisturbed habitat, and gorillas’ willingness to eat many different types of …

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Gorilla Communication

Just like in humans, gorilla communication can occur through a variety of methods—body postures, facial expressions, vocalizations.  Communicating Dominance Gorillas …

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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 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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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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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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Gorilla Infants

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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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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5 Things Friday

Mother’s Day

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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Congo

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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Biodiversity finds a home on the Ellen Campus

We’re protecting more than just gorillas! A significant part of our plan when we designed our new Ellen Campus was …

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Women Lead the Way for Gorillas

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of the many African women advancing their careers in science and conservation Here …

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