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Gorilla Protection

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 Vecellio, ...
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Congo

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 Congo ...
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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 was ...
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Conservation

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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Infant mountain gorillas receive their names at Kwita Izina

Thousands of Rwandans – including many Fossey Fund staff – gathered near Volcanoes National Park last week to celebrate the ...
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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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Rwandan students debate: Women should take a lead in conservation!

Our Ellen DeGeneres Campus was the host for this year’s conservation debate among students from schools near Volcanoes National Park ...
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Mukecuru remembrance: One of the oldest mountain gorillas

By Veronica Vecellio, Fossey Fund gorilla program senior advisor Mountain gorilla Mukecuru, one of the oldest mountain gorillas we’ve ever ...
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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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Women leading the way: Female trackers pursue conservation goals

Claudine Niyigena and Jacqueline Ntakirutimana are among the four women who have recently joined the Fossey Fund’s tracker teams in ...
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Biodiversity

Fossey intern studies important tree in gorilla forest

Fossey Fund intern Emile Mugabo recently started a study on the distribution and regeneration of the Prunus africana tree, also ...
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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 Protection

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 Vecellio, ...
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Congo

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 Congo ...
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Biodiversity

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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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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Infant gorilla-naming ceremony ready in Rwanda

There’s nothing cuter than an infant gorilla – and nothing more important to the future of this endangered species. That ...
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Infant gorilla naming 2023 – Kwita Izina

Since 2005, September has been the month that Rwandans and all of us here at the Fossey Fund celebrate the ...
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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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Heroes in the forests of Congo: Fossey gorilla trackers receive Disney Conservation award

Each day, Fossey Fund trackers hike deep in the forests of the Congo basin, protecting the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas ...
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Summer campers learn about gorillas and conservation in Rwanda

Summertime means summer camp with lots of fun, and the Fossey Fund’s new Ellen Campus in Rwanda at the foot ...
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Fossey Fund staff shines at international conservation conference

More than 30 of our staff attended the world’s largest international conference on conservation science, held from July 23-27 in ...
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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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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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Dian Fossey Fund

Dispersed gorillas located through census genetic analysis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2018   Media contact: Dr. Erika Archibald, earchibald@gorillafund.org; 678-612-9019; 404-624-5881 Media photos:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ymeswfcdpqpo3av/AADUMNPJanVgGZGqGmkyaKXHa?dl=0   Dispersed gorillas located through census genetic ...
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Conservation

Mountain gorilla population sees big increase: Census results just released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2018 Mountain gorilla population sees big increase: Census results just released Intensive protection helps critically endangered species Media contact: Dr. ...
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PORTIA DE ROSSI SURPRISES WIFE ELLEN DEGENERES WITH AMAZING BIRTHDAY GIFT TO DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND

MEDIA CONTACT: Laurie Holloway, firelinepr@gmail.com Cell: 615-347-6743   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTIA DE ROSSI SURPRISES WIFE ELLEN DEGENERES WITH AMAZING BIRTHDAY GIFT TO DIAN FOSSEY ...
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Anti-Poaching

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Gorillas

September 24, 2017, marks 50 years since pioneering scientist Dian Fossey established the Karisoke Research Center in the remote Rwandan forests to study the little-known ...
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Congo

Fossey Fund Conservationists Locate Twice as Many Rare Gorillas in Congo Forest Than Originally Predicted to Exist

(Atlanta Sept. 18, 2017) – Results of a recent wildlife survey led by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggests ...
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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty