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|The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International|
|The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is a not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1978 to preserve and protect the world's last 650 mountain gorillas. Originally named â€œDigit Fundâ€ in memory of Dr. Fossey's favorite gorilla, the Fund was renamed in 1992 to underscore its commitment to carry on the gorilla protection and research programs established by Dr. Fossey.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitat in Africa. They are committed to promoting continued research on their threatened ecosystems and education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, they also provide assistance to local communities through education, training and economic development initiatives.