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A tale of resilience

The mountain gorilla recovery is fragile, but still cause for celebration – an undeniable success story illustrating the benefit of collaborative conservation efforts
A juvenile mountain gorilla playing on his father’s back
DEE ANN PEDERSON/NBP AWARDS 2014

AWF’s work with gorillas began approximately 50 years ago when we helped fund Dian Fossey’s now-famous study of mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains. Her years of research, before her life was cut short, would shed light on many important aspects of gorilla life and behaviour – and thus inform the development of critical conservation efforts.

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