2 03, 2020

GRACE Welcomes New Executive Director, Tommi Wolfe

2020-03-02T14:55:34-05:00March 2nd, 2020|

We are excited to welcome Tommi Wolfe as the new Executive Director of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center. Tommi combines a lifelong passion for African conservation with decades of leadership strategy, organizational development and startup expertise.  As Executive Director, she will combine her conservation passion and her leadership skills to help [...]

27 10, 2018

GRACE Director wins international award for compassionate conservation

2018-10-27T18:43:28-05:00October 27th, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce that Jackson Kabuyaya Mbeke, DRC Director for Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center, has been named the winner of the 2018 Virginia McKenna Compassionate Conservation Award given by the Born Free Foundation (see official announcement). The award provides support and recognition for outstanding conservationists and carers who place a high [...]

29 11, 2016

GRACE launches first gorilla adoption program!

2017-12-20T14:52:25-05:00November 29th, 2016|

We are excited to announce that today, on Giving Tuesday, GRACE is launching its first ever gorilla adoption program!  You now have the opportunity to symbolically adopt the GRACE gorillas, either an adult or young gorilla or a surrogate mother/young pair.  Be a Gorilla Hero yourself, or give a gift to family and friends that [...]

8 11, 2016

Help GRACE gorillas by recycling your electronics

2017-12-18T04:50:36-05:00November 8th, 2016|

Educational display about cell phones & gorillas at Houston Zoo, a GRACE partner. Did you know that your cell phone and other electronics have contributed to the gorilla conservation crisis? Minerals such as columbite and tantalite (“coltan” for short) are widely used in cell phones and other electronics and are commonly sourced from mines in eastern Democratic [...]

27 09, 2016

Philadelphia Zoo community naming gorilla for GRACE

2017-12-18T04:50:48-05:00September 27th, 2016|

Grauer’s gorillas only live in eastern DRC and have lost nearly 80% of their population over the past 20 years primarily due to poaching fueled by insecurity in the region. This month, Grauer’s gorillas’ status was elevated to Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Grauer’s gorillas are also recognized as [...]