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...

Bonobo orphan

Bonobo orphan
Photo from Progress Report 'Rescuing Bonobo Orphans & Combating the Bushmeat Trade' (view small | med | large | orig)

Panelists and Diane Rehm

Panelists and Diane Rehm
Photo from Progress Report 'NPR Show on Bonobos!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Ecoguards: Roger Batwafasangi & Bombongo Bopoko

Ecoguards: Roger Batwafasangi & Bombongo Bopoko
Bonobo ecoguards: Roger Batwafasangi (left) and Bombongo Bopoko (right) Photo credit: Ingrid Schulze (view small | med | large | orig)

Ecoguards:Lokonja Mbangi & Leonard Lolima

Ecoguards:Lokonja Mbangi & Leonard Lolima
Bonobo ecoguards: Lokonja Mbangi (left) and Leonard Lolima Nkanga (right) Photo credit: Alex Georgiev (view small | med | large | orig)

Bonobo in the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve

Bonobo in the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve
Bonobo in the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, established in May 2009 Photo credit: Jeffry Oonk (view small | med | large | orig)
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