World Gorilla Day, First Ever Global Celebration of Gorillas, Kicks off September 24, 2017
Join the global conservation community in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day this Sunday September 24, 2017.
The inaugural year for World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th anniversary of Karisoke Research Center, operated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). Established by Dian Fossey, Karisoke is the longest running gorilla field study site dedicated to the conservation, protection, and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa.
Only found in the dense forests of central Africa, gorillas are critically endangered and could face extinction if stronger efforts are not mounted to protect them. The primary threats to their survival are illegal poaching, civil unrest, disease, and habitat destruction due to extractive industries such as mining.
There are many great organizations and individuals dedicated to fighting for their survival, but greater awareness and investment are essential to gaining ground for gorillas. World Gorilla Day strives to be a rallying point for bolstering appreciation and action for these great apes.
Apes Like Us and all the supporting organizations invite you to join the celebration on September 24 and help give a voice to one of our closest relatives.
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