She also started the Digit Fund, to finance her anti-poaching patrols, which was later renamed the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
. Fossey was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda in 1985 after she fought a long battle to protect mountain gorillas.
The UN Peacekeeping Force in DRC has transported the young gorillas to the new Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE), initiated by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
, with advice on design and systems provided by specialists from Disney's Animal Programs and Pan African Sanctuary Alliance.
Beneficiaries include: Amazon Conservation Team, Burns Bog Conservation Society, Evergreen, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
, Ocean Conservancy, Orangutan Foundation International, World Culture Open, The Wildlife Trust, Australia Koala Foundation, Youth for Environmental Sanity!, Institute for Urban Ecology, and Green Kids.
The foundation also assists the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
, and it is providing education and basic supplies, such as sewing machines, to poor women and street children in India.
After you have filled the jar, give these dollars to an adult you trust and have him or her use a credit card to make a donation for that amount to one of the organizations listed on the back page of this book." Of course, the back page lists the websites of dozens gorilla and wildlife conservation organizations with excellent reputations, including The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
(www.gorillafund.org - Dian Fossey referenced in the book as one of the mountain gorilla's most impassioned defenders), and the World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.org).