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“I say that whoever they are and whatever they are interested in, we as human beings need to commit to include #conservation as part of our daily life.” 
Click here to read more of what Fossey Fund biodiversity research and program manager has to say to incoming University of Rwanda students and about his own journey from student to mentor: gorillafund.org/news--eve…/news_150129_deogratiastuyisingize
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Dr. Dian Fossey was born on this day in 1932. Today we honor the life and incredible achievements of our founder, and we celebrate the success of mountain gorillas—the only great ape species to show a population increase in recent decades. Gorillafund.org/blog
#gorillas #dianfossey
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A brave, brave women who I won't forget. RIP
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Check out this camera trap photo the Fossey Fund just received from our Research and Conservation Program Manager Escobar Binyini! It’s a silverback Grauer’s gorilla from one of the gorilla groups we’re tracking and protecting at our Nkuba-Biruwe field site in DRC. Grauer’s gorillas are the largest gorilla subspecies, and this guy is huge!
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Did you know great apes are also susceptible to the Ebola virus? Read our blog to learn more about how gorillas and other wild animals are affected: gorillafund.org/blog
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Wishing a very happy birthday to dominant silverback of Pablo’s group Cantsbee who turns 36 today! He is the oldest male gorilla monitored by the Fossey Fund and has been observed since 1978, one of the few remaining gorillas Dr. Dian Fossey monitored herself. Check out this video https://vimeo.com/111671448 and visit our website to learn more about Cantsbee and Pablo's group. 

https://gorillafund.org/news--events/news_141112_silverback-cantsbee-two-decades-of-leadership
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In our last blog post—https://gorillafund.org/gorilla_blog—we reported that Maggie and her group had merged with Ugenda’s group. Today, however, Maggie has moved her group away again. We will keep you posted with updates from field staff who are monitoring the situation daily.
#gorillas #conservation #dianfossey   #maggie  
Tuesday, November 04, 2014. After more than a month of uncertainty following dominant silverback Bwenge's unexpected death, Fossey Fund trackers report that Maggie and the remainder of Bwenge's group have merged with Ugenda's group, bringing the number to a total of 13 gorillas and hopefully ...
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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Ebola's impact on great apes. Read this article to hear what Fossey Fund’s Dr. Damien Caillaud, who studied a population of western gorillas affected by Ebola, has to say: https://www.thedodo.com/gorilla-ebola-chimpanzee-958823298.
#greatapes   #ebola  
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The link didn't work for me, but I'm assuming it's this article: https://www.thedodo.com/community/BenGuarino/gorilla-ebola-chimpanzee-958624377.html
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Did you see our new PSA from 2014? Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmTH61XN7po

#savingaspecies  
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2014 is almost over, and the Fossey Fund would like to say thank you to all of the supporters who make our work possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJro3d98gdU

#gorillas #dianfossey   #thankyou  
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If you love gorillas as much as we do, you'll love this video of blackback Segasira and infant male Ndizeye playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB2WZL_Ovd8
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It’s Cyber Monday, and today we are offering ½ price adoptions and memberships, PLUS 25% off limited e-store items. Top off your gift with a plush gorilla—a gorilla you can hug! 
Adopt: gorillafund.org/adopt
Become a member: gorillafund.org/membership
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Fossey Fund research assistant Theodette Gatesire reports Susuruka showed no signs of illness today and was moving and feeding with the group after medical intervention from +Gorilla Doctors yesterday. Hopefully she is feeling better!
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Good update and thanks for the great work +Gorilla Doctors! 
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The work of Dr. Dian Fossey to protect and study gorillas continues today through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, which has carried on her mission since her death in 1985. The Fossey Fund is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa and still operates the Karisoke Research Center Dr. Fossey founded in 1967 to protect and monitor mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The Fossey Fund also helps study and protect Grauer’s (eastern lowland) gorillas in Congo, and operates health and education programs to empower local communities to become stewards of their important natural environment. With more than 130 trackers, anti-poachers, scientists and support staff working to save gorillas from extinction, the Fossey Fund could not continue without supporters and partners from around the world.