18 May '18, 10am

via @Mongabay

via @Mongabay

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year established a fund that will finance the building of a campus in Rwanda to support conservation and protection efforts for the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The campus is being built in collaboration with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and DeGeneres is scheduled to visit the site in the Virunga Mountains next week. The initiative has been welcomed by conservationists and Rwandan government officials, and has received financial support and endorsements from prominent figures in Hollywood. U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be heading to Rwanda next week for the construction of a gorilla research facility being funded through her newly launched wildlife conservation foundation. DeGeneres on May 16 confirmed she was building the “Ellen DeGeneres Campus” for scientists with the non-profit Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/tv-host-ellen-degeneres...

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