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10 May 2011

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future”

Dr Dian Fossey 

Why should I remember the Gorilla Organization in my Will?

Gorillas are among our closest relatives. Yet tragically these intelligent, gentle creatures are on the brink of extinction. The world's last remaining mountain gorillas live in the lush forests of the Virungas Massif in central Africa, but the demand for their precious habitat is posing one of the greatest threats to the future of these magnificent animals.  

By leaving a legacy to the Gorilla Organization you will help to ensure that gorillas and their forest home are protected for generations to come. 

Your gift will make a real difference to our gorilla conservation projects tackling the long-term threats to the gorillas’ survival. For example:

  • £1,000 could provide educational materials for 350 Wildlife Clubs for one year, helping to educate the next generation of gorilla guardians
  • £6,000 could fund a ranger patrol post in the gorilla forests of eastern DRC for one year
  • £10,000 could build a protective wall between the gorilla habitat and farmland, allowing the gorillas and their human neighbours to thrive in peace
  • £100,000 could fund our basic programme in DRC for one year

How do I remember the Gorilla Organization in my Will?

If you have not already made a Will, your first step should be to consult a solicitor. A Will is a legal document, and so seeking professional advice will help to ensure that your wishes will be fulfilled.

You might like to leave a specific amount to gorilla conservation, or a portion of your estate. To find out more about different types of legacy gift, and suggested wording to use, get in touch using the contact details below.

Changing your Will to support the Gorilla Organization 

If you have already made a Will but would like to add a gift to the Gorilla Organization, this can be done using a codicil. This is a legal addition to your Will that need not change the terms of your existing Will. You can download a Codicil form here - please do consult your solicitor before completing the form. 

Please consider remembering the Gorilla Organization in your Will. Your legacy will help to secure a future for gorillas in the wild, a truly special gift.

If you would like to find out more about remembering the Gorilla Organization in your Will, please contact us on 0207 916 4974 or email info@gorillas.org



for further information or photographs contact:

David Hewitt, Communications Manager
The Gorilla Organization, 110 Gloucester Avenue, London, Nw1 8HX
Tel: 020 7916 4974
Mobile: 07801 971123