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'Secrets in the Mist' celebrates enduring legacy of Dian Fossey
The life, and death, of Dian Fossey is the subject of an inspiring new TV mini-series
06 December 2017
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Two major attacks on Virungas National Park staff in under a week have left four park rangers and five members of the Congolese National Army dead. These are the worst attacks on rangers in the national park in over a year and park staff fear that there has been a massive influx of rebel soldiers to the area.

On Monday 24 January, three park rangers and five members of the Congolese National Army were killed during an attack on a patrol vehicle. The car was travelling along the road ...
Towards the end on 2010, rangers at Kahuzi Biega National Park in eastern DR Congo celebrated the birth of twin gorillas. The twins were born healthy and well in to the Chimanuka group and are the fourth pair of twins to be born in to this unique family.

There are fewer than 5,000 eastern lowland gorillas remaining in the wild and Kahuzi Biega National Park is home to one of the largest populations. The birth of the twins brings the number of gorillas in Chimanuka’s family to ...
In 2010 Stanley Johnson became the Gorilla Organization’s Chairman, he also turned 70. To celebrate these two events and to raise much needed funds for the Gorilla Organization, Stanley is taking on an enormous challenge – in February he will travel to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

“I don't suppose that this is a total cake-walk. I see that Martina Navratilova had to be airlifted off the mountain the other day (Dec 10, 2010), ...
Five Congolese women have sacrificed spending Christmas with their families and travelled to Tilonia in India to take part in a unique initiative to save Africa’s endangered gorillas. The women, who have never before left DR Congo, have arrived in India to participate in a joint initiative between London based Gorilla Organization and Barefoot College, which will see them become experts in life saving Solar Technology.

Over the next six months the illiterate women, now fondly ...
A census of the world’s largest mountain gorilla population has counted 480 animals – an increase of 100 iniduals since the last count seven years ago. The mountain gorilla census, conducted by rangers in March and April 2010, took place in the Virunga Massif, spanning Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. A second mountain gorilla population of 302 iniduals is found in southwestern Uganda’s Bwindi Impentratable Forest, bringing the total wild mountain gorilla population to 786. “This population ...
Christmas should be a time for friends and family, for peace and goodwill to mankind. For pioneer gorilla conservationist, Dr Dian Fossey, living and working in the Virunga Volcanoes in Rwanda, the festive season was always a poignant reminder of what she had sacrificed to dedicate her life to the gorillas. So each and every year Dian brought Christmas to the Rwandan mountains. She decorated the entire research camp – trees were set aglow with candles, tinfoil garlands swayed between the cabins ...
During the afternoon of 26 October 2010, one of London Zoo’s three female gorillas gave birth to a baby boy. First-time mother Mjukuu, 12, endured a straightforward labour, monitored by the Zoo’s vets and keepers and is proving to be a very natural mother.

Zoological director and Gorilla Organization Trustee David Field said: “Mother and baby are both doing brilliantly, although it’s still early days. ‘Aunties’ Zaire and Effie were at the birth ...
On Sunday 26 September, London braced itself for the eighth annual Great Gorilla Run. Each year the Great Gorilla Run seems to get better and better and this year’s run was no exception - yet again the event was an outstanding success!

Despite the slightly chilly start to the day the runners arrived on mass, wrapped up warm in their customised gorilla suits, and ready to take part in what has become one of the most iconic charity events of the year.

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20 September 2010
The security situation at Mount Tshiaberimu, the Gorilla Organization’s flagship project, is deteriorating and concerns have been raised for the safety of the gorillas and the Gorilla Organization staff working there.


The area has seen regular skirmishes between the Congolese army and rebel fighters for a number of years now but over the past few months the violence has been escalating.
In early August, Ranger Achille was brutally murdered by rebels on his way to his ...

13 September 2010
Conservationist, television presenter and national treasure Bill Oddie will once again bring his boundless enthusiasm to London’s streets, by firing the starting pistol for 2010’s Great Gorilla Run, which this year takes place on 26 September.

Bill, who has become a much loved fixture of the Great Gorilla Run, will also be there to welcome the 750 gorillas as they cross the finish line, before presenting medals to those who complete the 7k run, with his usual energy and humour.
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