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Bonobo Conservation Initiative

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Our Mission

The mission of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is to protect bonobos, preserve their tropical rainforest habitat, and empower local communities in the Congo Basin. BCI is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). BCI is the only international organization solely dedicated to protecting wild bonobos and their rainforest habitat.

Photo by natataek/ Apeldoorn Apenheul Zoo

50% by 2050

Why 2020?

We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.

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Take Action!

Our sibling species is in danger of extinction. Poaching, logging, and agricultural encroachment threaten the dwindling bonobo population. Protecting bonobo habitat and studying this relatively unknown species are top priorities of BCI.

You can make a difference. Bonobos need your help today!