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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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Your Questions Answered

Question 1 Tara Stoinski PhD, our President & CEO/Chief Scientific Office is answering a question from Shelby, “My career goal …

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Nzeli Returns

Despite the crisis raging across the globe, gorilla life continues, as does the daily work of our field staff… In …

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Grauer’s Gorillas

Fact 1: Grauer’s gorillas are endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unlike mountain gorillas, which are found in three …

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Fun Things To Do During Self-Isolation

1. Visit our Learning and Fun page! We know that many of us are spending lots of quality family time …

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Pablo’s Group

Fact 1: Pablo’s group has always been a record breaker in many ways.  It has existed for more than 25 …

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Fact 1: The Fossey Fund is and always has been woman-led. In our 50+ year history, we have always been …

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Celebrating gorillas in Atlanta

Celebrating gorillas in Atlanta, really? Yes, really. Today, Atlanta city councilperson Carla Smith proclaimed December 4th as Gorilla Appreciation Day …

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Award-Winning Songwriter Diane Warren Donates Her Song “FREE” from THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign

Diane Warren will match funds raised for campaign up to $20,000 ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is …

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Building a Garden Out of Gorilla Poop

Not far from the village of Nkuba, in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the …

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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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Why Gorillas Matter- Save Gorillas. Save the Planet.

Felix Ndagijimana in the field Seeing these magnificent creatures up close is an experience like no other, and I never …

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Biodiversity

Campus News Update – September 16, 2020

This week, the news from The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is all about plants.  Sourcing …

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Kwita Izina 2020: 24 baby gorillas to get their names in this year’s virtual celebration

The Names Are In! This year’s virtual Kwita Izina, which was organized by the Rwanda Development Board, was a huge …

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Biodiversity

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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The construction of our Ellen DeGeneres Campus continues.

Construction was temporarily halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were able to restart in early May …

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Local Fabrication Makes a Green Difference

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Theo Uwayezu and Emily Goldenberg of MASS Design Group to talk …

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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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Ellen Degeneres Campus

The Five “Es” of our Ellen Campus

Helping People. Saving Gorillas. The Fossey Fund’s entire mission is encapsulated in these four words, and when we began to …

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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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Congo

Welcoming new members to our DRC team.

We are pleased to welcome Frederik Van de Perre, Ph.D., and Constance Fastré, Ph.D., to our DRC team! Frederik completed …

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Congo

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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Campus News Update – December 16, 2020

We’ve gone vertical! After months of watching plans on paper become holes in the ground become foundations poured flat and …

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