Our Cause: The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

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Gorilly Goods is proud to donate 2 cents from every box sold to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Who We Are

Our Mission: The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. Our successful, integrated approach includes close collaboration with local governments and communities as well as partners from around the world.


What We Do

Our 50 years of successful conservation work in saving gorillas is based on a holistic model with four key parts: direct, daily protection of gorillas; scientific research on gorillas and their ecosystems; educating the next generation of scientists and conservationists in Africa; and helping local people with basic needs, so that communities can thrive and work together with us.


Dian Fossey

In 1967, Dr. 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.


How You Can Help

Please visit GorillaFund.org to learn for ways to help save the gorillas. You can donate, adopt a gorilla, travel on a gorilla expedition to the research center, or eat some Gorilly Goods! 

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"Secrets In The Mist"

Secrets in the Mist is a three hour series airing on the National Geographic Channel. The series tells the story of the life, work, murder and legacy of Dian Fossey.

The series weaves together three story strands. The first is the story of Dian's life and work - her childhood, her early days researching in Congo and her arrival in Rwanda for the 18 years she studied Mountain Gorillas. The second strand covers Dian's murder in Rwanda and the trial of her American co-worker Wayne McGuire, who was found guilty of her murder. Wayne fled Rwanda before the trial began but was convicted in absentia. He has always maintained his innocence. The show intends to reopen the case by reviewing the evidence (if it can be located) and speaking with people who knew and worked with Dian and were involved in investigating the murder. Finally, the show tells the story of Dian's legacy by filming the Pablo troop of gorillas, which includes the silverback Cantsbee, the most successful gorilla ever known. A must-see!