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A Tribute to Koko

I learned about Koko passing on from my brother, he called on the 20th June to share the sad news he’d seen on BBC news – he works in the city, in London, and took time to call to tell me. When I wrote to inform Fred Banboye who was central to our Empathy Education and Michael’s Dream testing in Cameroon he said he had Read more

The Gorilla and the Fallen Boy

Essay by Anthony L. Rose, Ph.D., President and Founder, The Biosynergy Insitute, Palos Verdes, CA, USA Consulting Director of Conservation, The Gorilla Foundation/, Woodside, CA   How a Modern Folktale Awakens an Archetypal Dream.  It’s all about who’s holding the “gun.” Put a big Read more

AVATAR: A Legend of Biosynergy, Compassion & Union

AVATAR:  A Legend of Biosynergy, Compassion & Union  By Anthony L. Rose, Ph.D. and Anna Gabriella Rose The Biosynergy Institute, Palos Verdes, California USA   From the movie: Jake Sully: Well, if I'm like a child, then Read more

Lara's Excellent Adventure (in Rwanda)

Lara Olsha, an APE monthly donor and member of the Gorilla Foundation’s Legacy Society (which means that she has included the Foundation in her estate plan, to support Koko’s important work in the future). She was seeking a little advice as she was planning a trip to Africa that included a mountain gorilla trek in Rwanda, and Read more

Cross River Gorillas — Denis Ndeloh Works to Save Them

We are extremely pleased to report that Cameroonian scientist Denis Ndeloh Etiendem, recipient of Gorilla Foundation's 2009-2010 Wildlife Protectors Award, is nearing completion of his vitally important study of the ecology of Cross River Gorillas, the most Read more

Koko Teaches in Africa

In 2008 The Gorilla Foundation gifted teaching materials and supported teacher training in all 33 of the Baptist and Presbyterian secondary colleges in Cameroon. In November we evaluated how our materials and training had been used, and assessed their educational impact. The results of those evaluations will be presented in 2009 as Read more

Redoubling our Conservation Efforts Worldwide

The report of a new census showing that more western lowland gorillas live in the northern region of Republic of Congo than previously thought, has encouraged us at the Gorilla Foundation to step up our conservation efforts. Like all news, this story needs to be examined in proper perspective. The headline of a “mother Read more

Hard Work for Hard Times

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Good News from Africa!

It is rare that we hear good news about gorillas from Africa, but this update brings hope in the form of three stories and an opportunity to do more: Beacon of hope (New Baby) A most powerful reminder of the good we Read more

Koko's Presence is Making a Difference

She arrived in a 4WD covered with dust, just returned from a conservation project in the northwest of the country. This is how I met Penny Fraser, head of Koko's Conservation Values Programme, “in situ” in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This June I had the tremendous opportunity to see Read more

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