The Gorilla Organization

There are just over 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the world and all four gorilla subspecies are highly endangered.

The Gorilla Organization was established in 1989 with the mission of securing the survival of the world’s last remaining gorillas in the wild. We envision a sustainable future for all species of gorillas, and the habitats that sustain them, maintained primarily by the people living closest to them. We are pioneers of community-led conservation and believe that, by improving socio-economic development in marginalised communities, we can reduce their dependence on the gorillas’ forest habitat for natural resources. Thus, our goal is to alleviate poverty and, thereby, afford protection to the environment, biodiversity and highly endangered gorillas. Working currently in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we support long-term socio-economic development and conservation projects in poor communities surrounding gorilla habitat, recognising the important role they play in ensuring the gorillas' survival.


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