Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Our Mission is to protect bonobos (Pan paniscus), preserve their tropical rainforest habitat, and empower local communities in the Congo Basin. By working with local Congolese people through cooperative conservation and community development programs, and by shaping national and international policy, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is establishing new protected areas and leading efforts to safeguard bonobos wherever they are found. The Bonobo Peace Forest (BPF) is the guiding vision of BCI: a connected network of community-based reserves and conservation concessions, supported by sustainable development. The Peace Forest provides protection for bonobos and other species in the Congo...

Bonobos grooming at Kokolopori

Bonobos grooming at Kokolopori
Photo from Progress Report 'Bonobo monitoring in full swing' (view small | med | large | orig)

Tracker, Dadi Bahandjoa, displaying "beya" leaf

Tracker, Dadi Bahandjoa, displaying "beya" leaf
Photo from Progress Report 'Bonobo monitoring in full swing' (view small | med | large | orig)

Chef d'equipe, Mbangi Lofoso, using new equipment

Chef d'equipe, Mbangi Lofoso, using new equipment
Photo from Progress Report 'Bonobo monitoring in full swing' (view small | med | large | orig)

Our dedicated trackers

Our dedicated trackers
Photo from Progress Report 'Mother's Day Greetings from the Rainforest' (view small | med | large | orig)

Female bonobo, resting just before giving birth

Female bonobo, resting just before giving birth
Photo from Progress Report 'Mother's Day Greetings from the Rainforest' (view small | med | large | orig)
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