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

  • 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. 

  • 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.


Our Work

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

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Empty Hands, Open Arms
Recognized as among the best community-based nonprofits in Greater Washington by the Catalogue for Philanthropy 2014-2015

2014 Finalist in the Fuller Challenge