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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Education, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: To bring interspecies communication to the public, in order to save gorillas from extinction, and

Programs: Educational outreach to raise awareness about gorillas through publications, dvd, educational programs, website, in-person presentations, and teacher curricula.

ongoing interspecies communication research, through continuing observations of the use of american sign language by gorillas, and research into gorilla behavior and welfare.

conservation activities: humane education and promotion of gorilla conservation through outreach programs in africa, as well as sponsorship of field research projects on gorillas to advance their ultimate survival.

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Rating: 1

Most of the information presented on the organization's 990 and in the donor/fundraising material is completely inaccurate. Funds raised could not possibly be used for gorilla conservation in the wild as the only record of donation is from the 1990's, the foundation does not support in-person educational outreach as stated, a review of medical records displays that the female gorilla is unable to have a baby and does not tolerate the presence of another gorilla, there is no real or legitimate scientific research being collected or produced, and the Foundation's headquarters could not be moved to Maui as the company offering the land withdrew support almost a decade ago. Yet each of these items, and many more inaccuracies, are used in donor materials and appear on IRS forms. Another notable deception is the President's salary of a mere $15,000/ year. What the 990 does not display is the salary of her partner, also employed by the foundation, who presumably finances the Lexus and large hillside property on Skyline Blvd. where the two live.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

weird charity, nobody really know what thy do to save gorilla, an obscure charity!