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Remembering gorillas in your Will is the greatest gift you can give to them. You will help to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy a world where gorillas still live freely in the wild.

Why should I remember The Gorilla Organization in my Will?

Gorillas are among our closest relatives, yet tragically these intelligent, gentle creatures are on the brink of extinction. Where once they roamed throughout tropical Africa, today they are stranded in isolated patches of rainforest, and the demand for their precious habitat is one of the greatest threats to the future of these magnificent animals.

The world’s last remaining mountain gorillas live in the lush forests of the Virunga Massif and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in central Africa, Grauer’s gorillas struggle in the war-torn jungles of the eastern Congo, western lowland gorillas are being squeezed out of forests at the far end of the Congo river, and a few hundred Cross River gorillas hide in the highlands on the border of Nigeria and Cameroon.

By leaving a legacy to The Gorilla Organization you will help to ensure that gorillas and their forest home are protected for generations to come.

Your gift will make a real difference to our gorilla conservation projects, tackling the long-term threats to the gorillas’ survival. For example:


£1,000 could provide materials for 350 Wildlife Clubs for one year, helping to educate the next generation of gorilla guardians.


£6,000 could fund a ranger patrol post in the gorilla forests of eastern Congo for one year.


£10,000 could build a protective wall between the gorillas' forest habitat and farmland, allowing the gorillas and their human neighbours to thrive in peace.


£100,000 could fund our basic programme of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for one year.

How do I remember The Gorilla Organization in my Will?

If you have not already made a Will, your first step should be to consult a solicitor or visit an online Wills service. A Will is a legal document, and so seeking professional advice will help to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled.

You might want to leave a specific amount to gorilla conservation, or a portion of your estate. To find out more about different types of legacy gift, and suggested wording to use, get in touch using the contact details below.

Changing your Will to support The Gorilla Organization

If you have already made a Will but would like to add a gift to The Gorilla Organization, this can be done using a codicil. This is a legal addition to your Will that need not change the terms of your existing Will. You can download a Codicil form here – please do consult your solicitor before completing the form.

Please consider remembering The Gorilla Organization in your Will. Your legacy, no matter how large or how small, will help to secure a future for gorillas in the wild. It is a truly special gift.

Contact Details

If you would like to find out more about remembering The Gorilla Organization in your Will, please contact our team on 0207 916 4974 or email info@gorillas.org

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future”

Dr Dian Fossey Founder of Digit Fund - The First Charity to oversee Gorilla Conservation