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Photos: Women of National Geographic -- National Geographic Explorers

Diane Fossey - She studied mountain gorillas in Rwanda and worked on protecting them until she was murdered, probably by poachers.

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Dian Fossey with gorillas. She was a pioneer in the field of primate studies and was one of the first scientists to recognize that animals have feelings.

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"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future." Dr. Dian Fossey

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

16 famous animal conservationists

Dian Fossey, studied gorillas in Rwanda and started what is now known as the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International which enables anti-poaching patrols to protect the gorillas.

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Dian Fossey with gorilla orphans Coco and Pucker BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

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