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Press Release: New study shows young gorillas are resilient

Most species, from baboons to humans to horses, commonly experience hardships in later life if they have suffered serious adversity ...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Women leading the way: Female trackers help gorillas

Promoting gender equity is an integral part of the Fossey Fund’s work.  And so we are excited that four women ...
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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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Gorilla Behavior

Love is all around: Watching gorillas show affection

By Cedric Ujeneza, communication assistant, Rwanda Although gorillas have been portrayed as ferocious animals, the truth is that they are ...
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Gorilla Research & Tracking

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

This is the third in a series of articles presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, ...
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Gorilla Behavior

For mountain gorillas, brothers and sisters are important

Most species of primates have somewhat limited social relationships with their siblings. Often, this is because either males or females ...
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Silverback watching over orphaned gorilla Gorilla Behavior

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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Celebrating gorilla trackers and World Ranger Day

The success of gorilla conservation and many other types of wildlife protection is dependent on the commitment and courage of ...
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Fossey Fund Africa staff pursue doctoral degrees

One of our main goals at the Fossey Fund is to help create the next generation of conservationists in Africa. ...
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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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New study explores female gorilla mating patterns

In the Fossey Fund’s 55+ years of studying gorilla behavior, a lot of research has been conducted to study the ...
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Beyond gorillas: Tracking other animals and plants in Congo

Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza recently spent time at our remote field site in the Democratic Republic of the ...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Advancing women in science: A Fossey Fund focus

This year the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on Feb. 11, but here ...
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Biodiversity

Golden monkeys are seasonal breeders

Learning more about golden monkey births Among mammals, food availability is often a crucial driver of female reproductive strategies and ...
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Gorilla Research & Tracking

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

This is the third in a series of articles presented by the Fossey Fund’s Gorilla Program Senior Advisor Veronica Vecellio, ...
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Education Programs

Rwandan university students arrive at our Ellen campus

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been hosting students from the University of Rwanda since 2003, to facilitate their senior ...
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Anti-Poaching

Saving gorillas and helping people in Congo — Tracker Isoke

From hunter to gorilla protector ​ From hunter to gorilla protector ​ Our Rwanda-based communication assistant Cedric Ujeneza recently spent ...
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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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Gorilla Behavior

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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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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On World Gorilla Day: Celebrating special Dian Fossey anniversaries and a new documentary about our Ellen Campus

On Sept. 24, 1967, the famed scientist Dian Fossey began her groundbreaking study of the little known yet highly endangered ...
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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, vvecellio@gorillafund.org U.S. Erika Archibald, Ph.D. earchibald@gorillafund.org Link to photos: https://dfgfi.org/2E6Ec0W Dian Fossey Gorilla ...
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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

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is the world’s longest-running and largest organization dedicated solely to gorilla conservation, and has seen many historic milestones over the ...
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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

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is the world’s longest-running and largest organization dedicated solely to gorilla conservation, and has seen many historic milestones over the ...
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Press Releases

Endangered Species Chocolate Names The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The National Forest Foundation as the 2019 & 2020 GiveBack Partners

Endangered Species Chocolate Names The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The National Forest Foundation as the 2019 & 2020 GiveBack Partners Partners receive 10% of ...
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Press Releases

Endangered Species Chocolate Names The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The National Forest Foundation as the 2019 & 2020 GiveBack Partners

Endangered Species Chocolate Names The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The National Forest Foundation as the 2019 & 2020 GiveBack Partners Partners receive 10% of ...
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Conservation

Mountain gorillas: From tragedy to fragile success

New status proves value of long-term protection and international efforts. Forty years ago, Dian Fossey and the world were devastated when a family of mountain ...
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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty