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The Congo rainforest is vital to all life on Earth. BCI is already protecting more than 12,000 square miles of rainforest on two large nature reserves, and the Bonobo Peace Forest is still growing.
The Congolese people are the ultimate stewards of the bonobo habitat. BCI and partners provide livelihood programs, educational opportunities, health care, and more to Congolese communities.
remain in the wild.
Humankind’s sister species. Peaceful.
Intelligent. Loving. Endangered.
9 million acres
of officially protected rainforest, and 2 million more on the way in the Bonobo Peace Forest.
of collaboration with indigenous communities and organizations to protect the Congo Basin.
Latest News from BCI
It is with unspeakable sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Mark Farris Johnson. Like too many others around the world, Mark lost his life to COVID-191 Min Read
Within the Bonobo Peace Forest, local residents are leading the charge to protect the Congo rainforest, the second largest on Earth. The developing sites connect with existing reserves, creating a massive, continuous area of protected rainforest.1 Min Read
From his early childhood in Kokolopori, Albert Lokasola knew it was his calling to protect his rainforest home. In 1999, he founded Vie Sauvage, a local Congolese organization dedicated to promoting wildlife and forest conservation. Vie Sauvage partnered with BCI to create the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve and is the reserve's designated manager, providing the lifesaving field teams who trek into the forest to observe and protect bonobos.1 Min Read
Interconnected Challenges... Interconnected Solutions
Bonobos, humans, and the rainforest need each other to survive. Read more about how BCI's programs are tackling this challenge.