Welcome to our new blog

January 15, 2011

Welcome to our new blog

I'm Clare Richardson, President and CEO of the Fossey Fund. This new blog will have entries from our many staff based in Africa, as well as from me. Although I am based at our U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, I travel frequently to our programs in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Right now, I am preparing for a trip to Rwanda, with one of our supporters. We will visit a group of rescued gorilla orphans that we have been caring for at a temporary facility in Kinigi. These gorillas are ready to be transferred to the new GRACE gorilla rescue center in Congo, where they will be prepared for eventual release to the wild. GRACE is operated and funded by a small consortium of which the Fossey Fund and The Disney Company are the first members.

You can get directly to this blog at www.gorillafund.org/blog to follow the daily details of the many ways we help people and save gorillas.