current authorDian Fossey Gorilla Fundoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

In 1967, Dian Fossey founded the Karisoke™ Research Center in Rwanda’s Virunga mountains to protect and study the endangered mountain gorillas. Although Fossey’s life was cut short, her work has continued through the Karisoke Research Center and grown into conservation efforts for other wildlife and programs for people who live near the gorillas.