Save the Bonobos and Their Rainforest Home!
As few as 15000 bonobos remain in the wild; we need 15000 supporters to help protect their future! Right now, we are participating in the Newman's Own Foundation Holiday Challenge on Crowdrise. The organization that raises the most money between now and Jan. 3, 2018 wins a $150,000 cash prize. Help us get there
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

  • Field Update

    Great progress continues in the Yetee forest of the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve! The team of scientists, led by Dr. Martin Surbeck of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI), has been working every day to gain new information about the three bonobo groups in the area. Collaboration with the local community continues, and new camera traps are yielding fascinating results!

  • Wildlife Conservation Expo and Bioneers

    Conferences are a wonderful way for like-minded individuals and organizations to communicate, collaborate, and inspire. In October, BCI had the privilege of participating in two exciting conferences in the San Francisco Bay area: Wildlife Conservation Expo and Bioneers 2017.

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