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The struggles of mountain #gorillas seem thousands of miles away from our busy lives, but their fight for survival is really our own. Mountain gorillas are a part of the #ecosystem known as an β€œumbrella species.” When we protect them, we also protect the biodiversity in their habitat. The forest where they live is the second-largest we have left – literally the lungs of our planet, and one of our best natural defenses against #climatechange. They need it to thrive, and so do we. πŸ¦πŸ’πŸžοΈπŸŒ³πŸŒ² πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό#visitrwanda #Rwanda #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #nature #endangeredspecies #monkey . #Repost @theellenfund β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Did you know that conserving the Mountain Gorilla habitat in Rwanda helps many other subspecies of plants and animals, like this guy, the Golden Monkey? #weneedgorillas @savinggorillas #goldenmonkeys #conservation #gorilla

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A) Look at this photo πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ’… B) head over to @savinggorillas to check out our latest story, 5 Things You Didn't Know About #Karisoke Research Center & #DianFossey! So proud of our interns and comms team for their hard work on this fun and educational series! πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ¦ #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Weekend mood! πŸ’ƒ β € β € Happy Friday everyone! We are excited to bring you another "5 Things Friday!"-This week we are covering "5 Things You Didn't Know About Karisoke Research Center & Dian Fossey!"β € β € Check out our stories for this weeks "5 things Friday" and check out the link in our bio for a more in-depth read: https://dfgfi.org/5tf β € β € πŸ“Έ: Gudula Nyirandayambaje β € β € #gorilla #rwanda #dianfossey #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography

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Why do mountain gorillas have black tongues? Head over to the @savinggorillas insta account and check out our new web series 5 Things Friday to find out! 🦍🦍 #gorilla #wildlifeconservation #conservation #rwanda #science #dianfossey #weneedgorillas #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Hey everyone! We have exciting news! Today we are celebrating our first ever "5 Things Friday" video series in our story! This week we are covering 5 things you didn't know about mountain gorillas. Check out our story and for a more in depth look into 5 things you didn't know about mountain gorillas take a look at this link: dfgfi.org/5things

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Poppy πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ¦ But her #legacy lives on through the work of other STRONG women, like @theellenshow and @portiaderossi. Thank you for all you do to ensure the work Dian started NEVER stops. πŸ™Œ #Repost @theellenfund β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Today we celebrate the long life of Poppy, who was written about by Dian Fossey in β€œGorillas in the Mist.” @savinggorillas #weneedgorillas ellen.tv/poppy

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Remembering historic #mountaingorilla, Poppy, and the remarkable woman who saved them all (link to article in bio) πŸ’šπŸ’š #dianfossey #gorillasinthemist🦍

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RIP, Poppy. #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #BREAKING: We now believe that Poppy, the last living gorilla made famous by Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist, has likely died of old age. Read more: https://dfgfi.org/rememberingpoppy (link in bio)πŸ’šπŸ’›β € πŸ“·: Veronica Vecellioβ € #dianfossey #gorillasinthemist #poppy #gorilla #mountaingorilla #conservation #conservationnews #rwanda #wildlife

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πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ Scrolling through @instagram and spotted some familiar faces! @savinggorillas is so lucky to have friends like @gorilla_heroes and @theellenfund!! πŸ¦πŸ˜πŸ’š #conservation #dianfossey #gorillas #wildlifeconservation

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We remember #Grumpycat with 😭 and 🀣 #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ We were sad to learn of the passing of animal icon and internet sensation #GrumpyCat. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so this #grumpygorilla photo goes out to you, @RealGrumpyCat. May the afterlife be just as #grumpy as your time here on earth. πŸ’›πŸ’š

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Happy Birthday, Tara! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Today we're celebrating the birthday of our very own CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Tara Stoinski! Dr. Stoinski has dedicated nearly half of her life to the study and protection of wild gorillas and we don't know where we'd be without her! Join us in wishing Dr. Stoinski a Happy 50th Birthday by leaving a message in the comments below! (πŸ“Έ: @randlines)

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Went through some photos today...still have about 37372846 more to organize, though! πŸ€£πŸ¦πŸ—»πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό #rwanda #dianfossey #mountaingorilla #gorilla #fossey #karisoke #susa #susagroup #visitrwanda #optoutside #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot #wildlifephotography #conservation

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#tbt to the beautiful land of a thousand hills πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό #throwbackthursday #takemeback #rwanda #visitrwanda

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@savinggorillas was stoked to welcome our friends @gorilla_heroes to our #Atlanta headquarters last week. Huge shout-out to Addy (and her family!) for raising critical $ *and* awareness for gorillas. No one is too young, too old, too rich, or too poor to make a positive difference in this world. So, what are YOU doing in your day to day life to make a difference for #gorillas and other wildlife? We just started #composting at my house via @compostnow. Super easy and low-key for those just getting into the compost game! πŸ™ŒπŸŒ #Repost @gorilla_heroes β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Today was a dream come true! Met the fabulous staff of @savinggorillas at @zooatl, had an awesome behind-the-scenes tour of gorillas & enjoyed a super special lunch with Gorilla Keeper Jodi & Fossey CEO Tara Stoinski. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity β™₯️🦍β™₯️ #WeNeedGorillas

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Friends! It's been a hot minute since I last posted -- been catching up on important and exciting work since my return from #Rwanda! I promise to share more going forward, starting with this EXCITING news from one of our awesome board members! #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ 🚨 Today only -- Board member Dave Singer is matching ALL gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. We’re a just few thousand dollars short of our $20,000 goal for the spring bamboo campaign and with your support we can get there today! (That's Dave and members of our Board of Directors, staff, and friends before their gorilla trek in Rwanda) gorillafund.org/bamboo

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We're so lucky to have friends like @gorilla_heroes and we love that #DianFossey still inspires women and girls of all ages! πŸ’ͺ Spotted: an issue of @savinggorillas Gorilla Journal + Conservation Crew tumbler! πŸ‘€ #Repost @gorilla_heroes β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ THANKYOU @kateconservation @bellalack @savinggorillas @janegoodallinst @lillys_plastic_pickup @theellenfund @gretathunberg for being leaders in conservation & showing me that everyone, no matter their age, race, gender or station has the power to make a difference. #InternationalWomensDay

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πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ¦ #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Dian Fossey had no option but to carve her own path through the incredibly dense terrain of the Virunga Mountains in search of the mysterious mountain gorillas. Not only did she find them, she saved their population and in the process created a trail on which future female scientists could walk in her footsteps. #InternationalWomensDay #DianFossey #mountaingorilla #gorilla #Rwanda #whoruntheworld

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#Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ If we lose gorillas and other great apes, we lose the opportunity to study our closest connections to the past, to understand ourselves more fully, and to recognize the indisputable connection between all life on earth. Join the gorilla team today on #WorldWildlifeDay: gorillafund.org/donate

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WHO RUN THE WORLD πŸ’ͺβ™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ . #Repost @savinggorillas β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ Long before they won the right to own property, to wear pants – or even to vote – extraordinary women across the globe were making revolutionary scientific discoveries.β € β € This #womenshistorymonth we’re celebrating trailblazing women everywhere, like our founder Dian Fossey, and her sisters in conservation, β€œThe Trimates.” Though her pioneering work ultimately cost her her life, Dian Fossey saved the mountain gorilla from extinction because she dared to make a difference. One woman truly can change the world! #dianfossey #girlpower #trimates #womeninscience

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Tfw your co-workers are family. And when your family is having a baby you bring back all of the baby clothes from #Rwanda.πŸ’•πŸ£ πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό

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Swinging into the #weekend like... . I'm back in #Atlanta but my πŸ’š is still in #Rwanda. I wrote about my first gorilla trek today...what an incredible experience! If you're on our email list, you should have all the deets in your inbox. Plus, more photos (soooo many photos!). πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό . If you're not on the @savinggorillas email list, but need more cute gorilla photos in your life, head to gorillafund.org to sign up today! It's the very best way to stay up to date on all that is going on at the Fossey Fund, from our amazing new @theellenfund campus, to our life-changing #community work, and of course, TONS of updates on the #gorillas! 🦍 #conservation #rwanda #dianfossey #mountaingorilla #gorilla #travel #nature #volcanoesnationalpark #volcanoesnationalparkrwanda #visitrwanda

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This morning I spent 2 hours quietly wandering the Kigali Genocide Memorial. The audio tour only takes ~ 50 minutes, but I found myself stopping frequently to reflect...and frankly, to breathe. It was difficult. And powerful. And heartbreaking. And hopeful. . Here, a wreath atop one of the mass graves reads, "genocide never again." It's a sentiment I believe most people would agree with...and yet, I couldn't help but think how around the world today, even in my home country of America, we are still killing one another. We still discriminate based on skin color and ethnicity. Why? For what? Will we ever learn from the past? History has so much to teach us, but only if we are willing to listen. . The second photo is the rose I placed at the memorial today. A single rose to say that I know what happened. I remember. I won't ever forget. And I'm sorry...so deeply sorry...that the world stood by and watched as nearly a million people...men, women, children, and infants in their mother's arms...were slaughtered, and thousands upon thousands more tortured, maimed, and displaced. . Today - still today in 2019 - the bodies of the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi are uncovered around Rwanda. . Never again. I don't take those words lightly. They mean something here in Rwanda, and they mean something to me. Each of us has the power to make a difference and to stop injustice wherever we see it. The question is...will we? . "He who saves a single life saves the world" (Talmud) #neveragain #rwanda #kigali #genocide

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Today I visited Nyamirambo Women's Centre in #Kigali. Launched at the end ofΒ 2007 by 18 Rwandese women, together they created a project which aimed to address gender-based violence, gender inequality and discrimination. Today, NWC’s mission is to provide education and vocational training to women who do not have the means to pay for such training on their own, so that they can gain better opportunities for employment.♀️ . At the end of 2013 NWC launched the product line β€œUmutima,” which means β€œheart” in Kinyarwanda. With this project, NWC trains and employs women from the community to create a large variety of women’s accessories, children’s clothing, and home decor products. At the moment there are over 50Β women employed byΒ Umutima as seamstresses.πŸ’œ . In fact, the NWC makes bags and luggage tags with hand-stitched logos for @savinggorillas. Raise your hand if you have one! πŸ™‹ . My visit also included a walking tour of #Nyamirambo, where I was able to see how #cassava flour is made and how the leaves of the plant are ground by hand to make a popular sauce for fish and stews. I also learned more about the history of the area and even picked up a few more #Kinyarwanda phrases! . If you find yourself in Kigali, I highly recommend stopping by the NWC for lunch, a tour, one of their awesome classes, or just to shop! #rwanda #visitrwanda #remarkablerwanda #women #travel

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Pretty sure I just found heaven on earth! πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• #virungalodge #rwanda