The Gorilla Organization is an international NGO working to save the world’s last remaining gorillas from extinction. Whether you choose to join in the GREAT GORILLA RUN, London’s best all-costume charity fun run, track gorillas and raft the Nile on the Great Gorilla Adventure, the Gorillas need extraordinary people like you and my niece Nikki (who is an international political analyst living in London) to help save an incredible species.
Nikki is part of the world of furry-fun people united in their desire to see our ‘Big Furry Cousins in the Forest’ survive for generations to come.
Left: Nikki preparing for the 2009 Great Gorilla Race
Today, gorillas are threatened, not due to a demand for their meat or their infants, but due to a demand for the lush forest in which they live. For the poverty-stricken communities around the gorilla habitat, it is the gorilla forest that provides them with many of their fundamental human needs. But, sadly, the collection of basic resources such as water and firewood is destroying the gorilla habitat and, in turn, the gorillas.
Conservation and Research: Without the forest the gorillas will not survive. Understanding the threats and protecting the forest is the first step to saving the gorillas.
Education: Africa's children of today are the conservationists of tomorrow. Giving local people knowledge of environmental issues is building a future for gorillas.
Development: Empty stomachs have no ears. Protecting the gorilla habitat starts with helping African people in need.