• Grauer's gorillas

    are among the world's most

    endangered primates.
  • They are hunted for meat

    and sold as pets. War has pushed them

    to the brink of extinction.
  • 5 million people have died

    in Congo's ongoing conflict, leaving families

    broken and struggling.
  • At GRACE, we help orphaned

    gorillas heal & give them a chance

    to be wild again.
  • We empower communities

    to take conservation

    into their own hands.
  • And we bring people

    a reason to hope for

    a brighter future.

A future for gorillas, built on community



Featured Video

GRACE Overview
In 2008, ICCN, the Congolese Wildlife Authority, urged Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International to find a solution to the growing number of infant Grauer's gorillas confiscated from poachers. Thus was born the idea of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center. Built in a remote forested area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, GRACE works to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce orphaned Grauer's gorillas back into their native DRC habitat. GRACE also works alongside local communities to ensure gorilla survival in the wild.

Featured Video

The Gorilla Song
Pupils at Muyisa Primary School in Kasugho, Democratic Republic of Congo sing a song about the gorillas living at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center near Tayna Nature Reserve. The song was performed in honor of the arrival of a new gorilla at GRACE on May 19, 2014. The 4-year-old gorilla is named Ihirwe, but the Congolese call her Muyisa, which means "chance" and is also the name of this primary school.