+ Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Herbarium (DFGFI-KRC)

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Herbarium is a unit of the Karisoke Research Center, a research institute and program of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. It was founded by Dian Fossey on 24 September 1967 to study endangered mountain gorillas. Fossey located the camp in Rwanda's Virunga volcanic mountain range, between Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke, and named it by combining the names of the two mountains.

Today, Karisoke continues to upgrade its capacity for scientific research through new technology and new partnerships with local authorities and other conservation organizations. Recently, comedian Ellen DeGeneres plans to help build a permanent home in Rwanda for the work of the Fossey Fund to protect critically endangered mountain gorillas. The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Fossey Gorilla Fund is to be a permanent, specially designed facility for scientists who are helping to save mountain gorillas.
Contact: Marie Fidele Tuyisenge (mtuyisenge@gorillafund.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 923f7ab7-ee1c-45fe-93e9-ad02552fabde
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Karisoke Research Center
Access Rights: Public Domain
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
NR 4 RD 58, Musanze
Musanze, Northern Province   
Collection Statistics
  • 1,145 specimen records
  • 294 (26%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.09%) with images
  • 1,087 (95%) identified to species
  • 107 families
  • 307 genera
  • 527 species
  • 543 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics