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

  • A Christmas Rescue Story

    Check out our latest report on Bikoro, the orphaned bonobo rescued over Christmas, here on our GlobalGiving project page.

  • UPDATE: Orphan Rescue

    Baby Noël has been resting and recovering at BCI’s Mbandaka office for the last few days. Our staff member, Dieudonne Bahati Mwanza, has been taking care of him night and day. Noël has regained some strength…even enough to start climbing trees!


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.
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Empty Hands, Open Arms
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