Gorilla Foundation's Mission
is to bring interspecies communication
to the public in order to
save gorillas from
and inspire our children to create
a sustainable future for all
do this by:
communication with gorillas
such as Koko,
Michael and Ndume. This is the longest-running
study of its kind (30 years+).
Education: the lessons
of interspecies communication motivate
and activate people of all
ages to become scientists and conservationists.
Using the results
of our research and education to solve
crisis facing all of the
great ape species (except humans)
— through sanctuaries,
and Koko's power
as an ambassador to change
hearts and minds.
In addition to Project
Koko (the Foundation's core project),
we have initiated ambitious programs
such as the Maui
Ape Preserve and the
Protectors Fund to
ensure the future for gorillas and
other great apes through continued
interspecies communication research,
education and conservation programs.