Due to war, deforestation, poaching and viral infections, the gorilla population has been in a terminal decline being constantly marginalised and forced into smaller and smaller pockets of the forest. The ongoing warfare means that bands of militia have taken to living in the forest as they hide from government troops, sharing the gorillas’ fragile habitat and gradually eroding it. They are also known to have killed and eaten gorillas in times of desperation.  

 
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Gorilla Wines aims to change this with your help. We regularly support Gorilla Conservation Projects in the Congo DR, Rwanda and Uganda. The first steps of the Conservation and Research projects are to understand the threats to this endangered species and try to reduce and ultimately eliminate them.

 

DIAN FOSSEY

The Woman Who Gave Her Life to Save the Gorillas

Dian fossey’s remarkable work changed the world's perception on what others considered to be violent and dangerous. In 1967 Fossey set up a small research centre high in the volcanic Virunga mountains where she learnt to imitate the gorillas behaviour in order to gain habituation. This enabled Fossey to observe and protect the remaining mountain gorillas before they disappeared, as well as being the first time gorillas were captured on film.

On 26 December 1978, Fossey was brutally murdered with a machete, never seeing her hard-work pay off. However her research has much to be appreciated for, having laid the vital foundations of research about our gorillas and most importantly having achieved a slow growth in numbers.

Dian was a role model for all animal lovers and it is important that we act now in order to save these majestic creatures from extinction.