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Karisoke Research Center (on-going since 1967)
Field Study in Africa
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Location of Site: RWANDA, Volcanoes National Park

Director: Dr. Liz Williamson
Phone: 800-851-0203   Fax: 404-624-5999   E-Mail: or
800 Cherokee Ave., SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315-9984
Department: Zoo Atlanta
Institution: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Sponsoring Institution(s): Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Research Objectives: long-term behavioral data collection, poaching trends, and demographics

Field Positions and Volunteers: Two assistantships, one research and one administrative requiring a minimum one-year commitment and potentially renewable after one year.

Species Studied: Gorilla beringei beringei (mountain gorilla)

Other Species at Site: Cercopithecus kandti (golden monkey)

Comments: The Karisoke Research Center was destroyed during recent wars Rwanda. Though constrained by security measures, the project is currently located in Ruhengeri town, and field activities continue in the Volcanoes National Park with the long-term study and conservation of the mountain gorilla.

Last Updated: 2000-10-02

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