BENEFITING: MOUNTAIN GORILLA CONSERVATION FUND
Our organization, Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF), has been receiving inquiries on how to honor Harambe's life as well as support wild gorilla conservation. MGCF has been protecting mountain gorillas for 30+ years now. When Dr. Dian Fossey asked Ruth Keesling for help back in 1983, there were only 248 mountain gorillas alive. None of these animals are in captivity and the current population is estimated at 880.
MGCF opened the Ruth Keesling Wildlife Health and Research Center, which is the largest wildlife veterinary education facility in Africa. We have graduated 36 wildlife veterinarians through our programs and this has proven successful as the Mountain Gorilla is the only great ape primate in the world posting positive numbers in its population.
With your support, we can continue to protect mountain gorillas in their natural environment and keep the gentle giants alive for future generations.