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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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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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Gorilla Behavior

Gorillas don’t bluff when they chest beat: honest signaling indicates body size

The chest beats given by adult male gorillas reliably indicate their body size, a paper published in Scientific Reports found.  ...
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Gorilla Behavior

Motherless gorillas beat the odds. For both gorillas and humans, it takes a village to raise a child.

A study by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund shows that gorilla families come together to support young gorillas that lose ...
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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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Congo

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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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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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

In her words: From Dian Fossey’s gorilla journals

Dian Fossey began her pioneering studies and protection of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in 1967, and was killed in her cabin ...
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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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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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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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The mountain gorilla groups: A peek from the inside – Musilikale’s group

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

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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Anti-Poaching

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 and ...
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Gorilla family Gorilla Infants

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 Izina, ...
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

On World Photography Day, we’re celebrating our newest photographers

If you’ve been following us for long, you know we have an amazing collection of photographs—not just of gorillas, but ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Press Releases

Conservation

Atlanta Gorilla Expert Takes Helm of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Tara Stoinski, Ph.D., a leading primatologist and conservationist, has become president and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International as of Oct. 1, 2014. ...
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Biodiversity

Fossey Fund Statement on Virunga Park Chief Warden

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund was dismayed to learn yesterday of an attack on Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga Park in the Democratic ...
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Conservation

Sir David Attenborough Lends Voice to Charity Documentary

Wildlife broadcasting legend, Sir David Attenborough, has recorded the voiceover for a new documentary about the plight of mountain gorillas in Rwanda The short film, ...
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Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty