Thursday, January 04, 2007

Go Go Gorillas!

News from the European arm of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is that in December 2006 they changed their name to "The Gorilla Organization" (GO).
Supporters who remember the pioneering work of Dr Dian Fossey, who was murdered in 1985, may also recall that she called the organisation she founded to protect the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, the Digit Fund, after her favourite gorilla, named Digit, was killed by poachers in 1978.
In 1992, the Digit Fund UK, under licence from Dian Fossey's estate, changed its name to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Europe to honour Dr Fossey and promote her inspirational work.
Now, 14 years later, it has changed again. This time to better reflect our broader brief – we now work with lowland as well as mountain gorillas – and the wider audience the fund has attracted over the years.
Read the full posting at The Gorilla Organization website -

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey, how r u?
i love the way your promoting endangered animals and educating people on endangered animals is great!! keep up the good work!!!