Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund founded by Dian Fossey in 1978, we are dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. We are committed to promoting Mountain gorilla in Rwanda continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, we also provide assistance to local communities through education, health, training and development initiatives.The value of our work... Fewer than 700 mountain gorillas are left in the world and the Grauer's (eastern lowland) gorilla population is also endangered. In fact, all gorilla habitats are threatened. Gorillas help maintain a very delicate balance in the rainforest and healthly rainforests are an incredibly important buffer against the ongoing global climate change that affects all of us. Our staff of Rwandan and Congolese trackers, educators and health professionals are on the ground every day in Rwanda and Congo protecting gorillas in every way that they are threatened -- from poaching, loss of habitat and disease. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been protecting and studying gorillas for more than 40 years, never leaving even during the most difficult times.