BCI president Sally Jewell Coxe has returned from a very successful expedition to the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve. The primary goal of this trip was to establish a new research project in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Under the guidance of Dr. Martin Surbeck, a BCI-affiliated primatologist who has previously studied bonobos at Lui Kotale near Salonga National Park, the project aims to gain greater insight into how individual bonobos and their groups interact—and the fascinating information is already coming in!
Our work is built upon collaboration, and we are fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with three very special individuals: Prosper Losaila, Dr. Deborah Moore, and Papa Wemba. Even as we mourn their loss, we celebrate their lives and legacies.
While BCI is focused primarily on protecting bonobos within their native habitat in the Congo rainforest, we know of many people who are supporting bonobos in a number of different–and sometimes surprising!–venues. Take, for example, Katarzyna Sadej, a San Diego-based professional opera singer and voice coach…