Making Conservation “Go Viral”—
It’s truly amazing what we’ve accomplished together. Just twelve years ago, we envisioned the Bonobo Peace Forest, a connected network of community-based rainforest reserves that would protect our bonobo cousins, preserve their habitat, and empower the Congolese communities who live there. The Peace Forest now contains two official protected areas and other sites in development spanning a vast area of rainforest. With your support, we are turning our vision into action. And now the world is taking notice of our accomplishments.
Bonobo Peace Forest Selected as Finalist in the 2014 Fuller Challenge—
November 14, 2014, New York City – The Bonobo Peace Forest project of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) has been announced as a Finalist in the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a prestigious annual competition named “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” Now in its 7th cycle, the Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, planners and scientists from all over the world to submit their game-changing solutions to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.
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.