fbpx
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

Latest News

Search by Category

Gorillas

  • All
  • Gorilla Behavior
  • Gorilla Infants
  • Grauer's Gorillas
  • Mountain Gorillas
  • Silverback
All
  • All
  • Gorilla Behavior
  • Gorilla Infants
  • Grauer's Gorillas
  • Mountain Gorillas
  • Silverback
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 ...
Read More
Infant Gorilla Ubwitange Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More

Our Work

  • All
  • Anti-Poaching
  • Conservation
  • Dian Fossey Fund
  • Education Programs
  • Gorilla Journal Newsletter
  • Gorilla Protection
  • Gorilla Research & Tracking
  • Helping Communities
  • Press Releases
  • Stories
All
  • All
  • Anti-Poaching
  • Conservation
  • Dian Fossey Fund
  • Education Programs
  • Gorilla Journal Newsletter
  • Gorilla Protection
  • Gorilla Research & Tracking
  • Helping Communities
  • Press Releases
  • Stories
juvenile gorilla Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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 ...
Read More
Biodiversity

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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Biodiversity

Golden monkey conservation action plan published

The future for endangered golden monkeys is looking brighter, now that a conservation action plan spearheaded by the Dian Fossey ...
Read More

Places

  • All
  • Biodiversity
  • Congo
  • Karisoke Research Center
  • Rwanda
  • Volcanoes National Park
All
  • All
  • Biodiversity
  • Congo
  • Karisoke Research Center
  • Rwanda
  • Volcanoes National Park
Congo

Providing literacy training for Congolese women

The area where we work saving gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is extremely remote and rural, ...
Read More
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Students address gorilla conservation through debate

Since one of our main goals at the Fossey Fund is to help students learn about conservation, we have many ...
Read More
Mushrooms for harvesting to save gorillas Congo

Growing mushrooms can help people and gorillas

We know that for conservation to be successful it must also address the needs of the human communities that share ...
Read More
Bee Congo

Beekeeping can help save gorillas

“Sweet” program supports families and protects habitat biodiversity Though undeniably tiny in comparison with a 400-pound silverback gorilla, bees are ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Grauers gorilla caught on camera trap Biodiversity

Say Cheese!

Camera traps help us study Grauer’s gorillas and other endangered animals in Nkuba. The Congo Basin holds the second largest ...
Read More

All

Infant gorilla musilikale's group Gorilla Infants

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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Group of trackers Uncategorized

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 ...
Read More
Uncategorized

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 ...
Read More
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Team attends the ICCB conference in Rwanda. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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 ...
Read More
Pablo Group Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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 ...
Read More

Press Releases

Biodiversity

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Wins Conservation Award from Zoo Association

In recognition of its work in the protection and study of gorillas in Africa, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been awarded the prestigious International ...
Read More →
Conservation

Young mountain gorilla saved from poacher’s snare thanks to daily protection by gorilla trackers

Atlanta (April 8, 2017) A 3-year-old mountain gorilla named Fasha is recovering from stress and injury after being found on Thursday trapped in a poacher’s ...
Read More →
Conservation

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Trackers Receive Disney Conservation Hero Award

Atlanta, Georgia and Musanze, Rwanda –  The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund announced today that its gorilla trackers based at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda ...
Read More →
Biodiversity

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Begins 50th Year of Successful Gorilla Protection

In September 1967, Dian Fossey set up two small tents in the wilderness of the Virunga mountains in Rwanda, and began a pioneering study of ...
Read More →
Congo

Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership in Saving Gorillas

Collaboration between Zoo Atlanta and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International continues to benefit Africa’s only increasing non-human great ape population ATLANTA – Dec. 15, ...
Read More →

Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty