The Bonobo Connection Screening in Venice, CA—
The Bonobo Connection, a documentary by filmmaker (and BCI friend) Irene Magafan, will be screened at the G2 Green Earth Film Festival in Venice, CA on Sunday, October 19th at 4:45PM. The film introduces the viewer to the history of bonobos, why so little is known about them, their condition in the wild and why they are vital to our planet’s health and to the lives of humankind. It features interviews with BCI’s Sally Jewell Coxe and Michael Hurley, and is narrated by Ashley Judd. Admission is free.
Bonobos on NPR!—
BCI President and Co-founder Sally Jewell Coxe was interviewed on National Public Radio’s The Animal House Saturday, September 27. The program also featured Deni Béchard, award-winning author of Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral. To hear Sally and Deni talk about bonobos and BCI’s work to protect them, click here.
Bonobo Peace Forest Selected as 2014 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist—
August 26 2014, Washington, DC – The Bonobo Peace Forest project of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) has been announced as a 2014 Semi-Finalist in the Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual competition named “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute invites scientists, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.