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Dian Fossey: a life for gorillas
Renowned American primatologist, Dian Fossey has dedicated his life to the preservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. For nearly twenty years, she observed, studied and protected them. In 1967, she created the first research center dedicated to the protection of the species. Fossey's fight cost her life, she is murdered in 1985. Thanks to her work and to those who continued her fight, Rwanda now has nearly 1,000 mountain gorillas, up from 400 in 1960. Photo credit: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
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