Africa / Original habitats:


Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitatats in Africa.

Wildlife Direct: articles and photos focused on the protection of the endangered subspecies of mountain gorilla.

Fernan-Vaz Project:
it is a conservation and rehabilitation project keeping great apes. It is located near Loango National Park, Gabon.

International Gorilla Conservation Programme: their goal is to ensure the conservation of mountain gorillas and their regional afromontane forests  in Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC.


 Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and is home to about 200 mountain gorillas.

Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa - protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, rescuing them.

Friend a Gorilla is dedicated to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park.

Aspinall Foundation is a charity actively involved with several projects that incorporate a diverse range of conservation activities.


Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the lives of mountain gorillas through helthcare.

Limbe Wildlife Centre: A wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project in the South West Region of Cameroon.

African Wildlife Foundation: articles and news on mountain gorillas.

Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe: about the situation of the various gorilla populations and how we are supporting the conservation of gorillas and their habitats.

Captive databases and gorilla management:


International Gorilla Studbook: an official worldwide list of captive gorillas with all their genealogical info.

Zoo Map Europe: Interactive map of Europe with links to zoos housing gorillas, and to the respective family trees.


The Gorilla Species Survival Plan:
ensuring the genetic and demographic health of the captive population.

James R. Davis' nofficial Gorilla Studbook: interactive, including all studbook information. Listed alphabetically by country and zoo, as well as by gorillas' names.

Gorilla Genealogy: a collection of Family and other Charts for gorillas living at Zoos and Wildlife Parks all over the world.

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