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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Fossey Day

American conservationist Dian Fossey (1932-1985) conducted groundbreaking research on Rwanda's mountain gorillas, a species long victimized by wide-scale poaching, and helped ensure their preservation. Fossey was murdered in her cabin at a research center in the Virunga Mountains on December 27, 1985. Ceremonies for the anniversary of her death take place in Volcanoes National Park, which contains a permanent memorial to the zoologist. Individuals typically perform traditional dances, while government officials deliver speeches and lay wreaths on her grave site. More...
Omar Mariani
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She was both the best and the worst thing to happen to the mountain gorillas of central Africa because her study brought unprecedented international attention, and that attracted tourists, some of whom tramped and still tramp on gorilla habitat, disturb the animals' migratory patterns and introduce human diseases into the endangered species.
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no words to describe this wonderful woman
socratoad
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:30:29 AM

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One of Leaky's three angels.
TB Turtle
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A remarkable woman who gave her life for science; the creatures she loved and desperately wanted to protect.
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She liked gorillas.
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