September 24 is World Gorilla Day, which recognizes not just the majesty of gorillas, with whom we share more than 98% of our DNA, but also the threats to survival they face on our warming planet. Gorillas live in the Congo basin, in the second-largest tropical rain forest left on earth, a forest that plays a critical role in our fight against climate change.
On World Gorilla Day, we want people to know that the species is still in extreme danger, and we cannot let up in our conservation efforts. When gorillas are healthy, the forests in which they live are healthy as well, as are the other species of plants and animals who thrive in the gorillas’ habitat. Protecting gorillas protects us all.
NOW'S YOUR CHANCE to support gorilla conservation!
Three easy ways to GET INVOLVED-- DONATE, FUNDRAISE, OR BUY A T-SHIRT!
Available in youth and adult sizes
Orders taken between 9/1 and 9/25 will ship on 10/16/2020.
Unisex T-shirt available in four colors
Unisex youth t-shirt available in all four colors
Women's v-neck available in four colors
Unisex long sleeve t-shirt available in four colors
When you raise or give money in support of World Gorilla Day, you will receive exclusive gorilla SWAG!
get a gorilla dri-fit shirt
get a gorilla dri-fit shirt and a Nalgene water bottle
get a gorilla dri-fit shirt, Nalgene and a hoodie
get a gorilla dri-fit shirt, Nalgene, hoodie and a blanket
42x50 sweatshirt blanket
We know that asking someone for a donation can be tough, especially if you haven't done it before. To support your efforts, you will find a link to our "Fundraising Tools" below that has suggested emails, social media posts, and images that you can download and use however you would like. Just remember, no donation is too small, as every dollar makes a difference, and the worst answer you can get when asking is a "no". Start with the easy asks, your parents, grandparents, and friends as they are the most likely to support a cause that is close to your heart!
Good luck and thank you for supporting the ongoing conservation of wild gorillas!
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is the largest and longest-running organization fully dedicated to gorilla conservation. No one knows gorillas like we do. Every day, we protect gorilla families, study how they live, and teach future scientists and local communities to do the same. Gorillas remain on the brink of extinction and without our continued efforts, their future is anything but secure, and neither is ours.
There are many ways for you to help and we can’t do it without you. 80% of the work we do every day is made possible by your individual support and contributions.
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