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...

Co-founder Albert Lokasola at Djolu

Co-founder Albert Lokasola at Djolu
Photo from Progress Report 'Djolu Technical College Receives Accreditation!'

BCI, CREF, and Lilungu trackers

BCI, CREF, and Lilungu trackers
Photo from Progress Report 'Raising Awareness for Lilungu Bonobos'

Lilungu conservation center

Lilungu conservation center
Photo from Progress Report 'Raising Awareness for Lilungu Bonobos'

Lilungu bonobo

Lilungu bonobo
Photo from Progress Report 'Raising Awareness for Lilungu Bonobos'

Bonobos at play in Sankuru

Bonobos at play in Sankuru
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting Progress in Likongo, Mbandaka, and Sankuru'
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