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Gorilla Update August 2020

World Gorilla Day

September 24th is World Gorilla Day, recognizing not just the majesty of gorillas, with whom we share more than 98% of our DNA, but also the threats to survival they face on our warming planet. World Gorilla Day began in 2017 to coincide with the 50th anniversary Dian Fossey’s work to conserve mountain gorillas. She established the Karisoke Research Center on September 24, 1967 and it is now the world’s longest running gorilla research site. World Gorilla Day enables us to celebrate our work in the forest 365 days a year, tracking gorillas, studying them and ensuring their protection.

On World Gorilla Day, we want people to know that, while mountain gorillas’ numbers are slowly increasing, their small population of just 1,000 individuals still face incredible threats. And unfortunately, their close cousins the Grauer’s gorillas, are predicted to be extinct in just a few decades if we don’t increase our protection efforts. That is why we cannot let up in our conservation efforts. But we cannot do it alone. We need the continued support of our friends from around the world to ensure that our CRITICAL work continues. In support of World Gorilla Day, we are asking you to GET INVOLVED!

To learn about the many ways you can help us continue our protection and conservation efforts visit our World Gorilla Day campaign page

When gorillas are healthy, the forests in which they live, which act as the lungs of our planet, are healthy as well.
Protecting gorillas protects us all.

World Gorilla Day Page

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Gorilla Journal Newsletter May 2020

We are pleased to share your digital copy of the current Dian Fossey Gorilla Journal newsletter.
We hope you will enjoy reading the latest updates on the gorillas, our team and the response to the recent pandemic, as well as the role gorilla moms and dads play as we celebrate both Mother's Day and upcoming Father's Day!

Gorilla Journal Newsletter May 2020

Iyambere ist zurück!

Im Dezember 2018, also vor einem Jahr verließ Iyambere seine Gruppe und versuchte sein Glück allein.
Da einzelne Gorillas nur schwer aufzuspüren sind, haben die hervorragenden Teams von "The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund" Iyambere nicht mehr gesehen.
Erst jetzt vor kurzem wurde er wieder gesichtet. Er wirkte kerngesund und guter Dinge!
Wie es mit ihm weitergeht steht in den Sternen. Denn trotz intensiver Erforschung ist es nach wie vor unklar, wie sich Gorillas in bestimmten Situationen entwickeln.

Am 10.Dezember hatte der imposante Iyambere seinen 19. Geburtstag gefeiert. Happy Birthday, Iyambere!

Weiterlesen: Iyambere ist zurück!

Gorilla Journal Newsletter June 2019

Dian Fossey Narrates Her Life With Gorillas

...in This Vintage Footage | National Geographic

The 1973 National Geographic film The Mountain Gorilla documented zoologist Dian Fossey’s study of and interaction with the great apes of Central Africa from 1967 to 1972.

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It featured Fossey’s favorite gorilla Digit, who was killed in 1977 by poachers. Fossey narrated the documentary in front of a live audience in Washington, D.C. in November 1973. While portions of the film were used in various TV specials over the years, it was only shown in its 13-minute entirety during the 1973 lecture.

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