15K Bonobos. 15K Supporters.
As few as 15000 bonobos remain in the wild; we need 15000 supporters to help protect their future! Give bonobos a brighter tomorrow by sharing, contributing, or fundraising for our new CrowdRise crowdfunding campaign today. Join the Campaign
Protecting Bonobos
Bonobos stand at the brink of extinction. One hundred percent of our programs are dedicated to protecting bonobos and their rainforest home. Sponsor a Bonobo
In the Field
BCI supports more than 250 trackers and eco-guards who monitor the bonobo habitat daily. With their help, we are stopping poachers and gaining valuable information about bonobos in their natural environment. Help Fund
Empowering People
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. Empower Communities
Preserving Rainforest
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. Protect the Forest
Reaching Out
Bonobos are on the closest branch of the human family tree―they share more than 98% of our DNA. Learn more about our relatives and how you can help them. Stay Connected

Latest News

  • Earth Day Texas

    From April 21-23, we had the incredible privilege of participating in Earth Day Texas, the largest Earth Day event in the world. With over 850 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees, it was truly an epic celebration of the Earth and all its beauty and diversity. The event was divided into six major areas of focus: home, health, and active lifestyle; academic, culture, and community; technology and innovation; natural resources and conservation; policy and industry; and children and family. With so many options to choose from, there was something for everyone.

Our Work

Our founder and President Sally Coxe discusses the critical issues facing bonobos and what we're doing to help.

Project Sites

Learn about our project sites with our interactive map.

Empty Hands, Open Arms
Among the top 20% ranking of partners on GlobalGiving in 2016

Recognized as among the best community-based nonprofits in Greater Washington by the Catalogue for Philanthropy 2014-2015

2014 Finalist in the Fuller Challenge