Dian Fossey studied Gorillas extensively for 18 years. she fought off deforestation, poaching, and is probably the sole reason the mountain gorillas of Rwanda are not extinct today. "Gorillas in the Mist" with Sigorney Weaver is a great movie!
Dian Fossey spent 18 tempestuous years studying endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Virunga Volcanoes. She was also devoted to their care and protection. Fossey was eventually murdered, probably by poachers, with whom she had waged a relentless war.
Zoologist and conservationist Dian Fossey dedicated her life to protecting wild species. In particular she spent most of her life with the wild gorilla in central Africa helping to raise awareness over endangered species.
Dian Fossey, a legendary figure in the study of great apes, spent 18 years closely studying the gorillas in their natural environment. Heavily influenced by Louis Leakey and Jane Goodall, she was a leading advocate against poaching in Africa.