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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
We’re thrilled to announce that 2022 has been a breakthrough year for BCI! Thanks to your dedicated support, we have made major strides toward securing long-term, sustainable protection for the Bonobo Peace Forest. This progress couldn’t come at a better time. Over the past two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has lost more than 65,000 square miles of tree cover...
We are thrilled to announce that The Nature Conservancy is partnering with BCI to help preserve a critical region within the bonobo habitat. With The Nature Conservancy’s generous support, we are taking major steps toward establishing official protection of the Lilungu forest ...3 Min Read
We have some news that’s sure to put a smile on your face—there are new baby bonobos in the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve! In the Kokoalongo bonobo group, Kidjo gave birth in December and PJ in February. There’s also a new baby in the Ekalakala group, born to Violette.1 Min Read
One of the major challenges of working in the bonobo habitat is delivering equipment and supplies to remote areas of the Congo rainforest. The pandemic made already complicated logistics even harder as travel, resources, and supply chains were constrained. We are delighted to report that perseverance wins the day once again!2 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.