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! Help make our CrowdRise crowdfunding campaign a success! You can become a bonobo hero by sharing, contributing, or fundraising to support the Bonobo Peace Forest. 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

  • Orphan Bonobo Rescue

    We are pleased to report that we have successfully rescued another orphan bonobo! Orphans are an all-too-common side effect of the bushmeat trade, and few survive without their mothers. Thanks to the combined efforts of BCI staff and partners, this little bonobo will get a second chance at life.

  • EarthX 2018

    We are so excited to be returning to EarthX this year! EarthX is the world’s largest environmental exhibition. Last year, the three-day event hosted over 900 exhibitors, 260 speakers, and 100,000 attendees! EarthX 2018 will take place in Dallas, TX from April 20-22 in celebration of Earth Day.

  • Your Year-End Gift Matters

    Dear Friends,

    Have you ever woken up feeling like you, yes YOU, could make the world a better place? Like achieving your dream is possible, if you have the courage to pursue it? Today we’d like to share the story of Albert Alukana, a man whose mission is to bring greater protection and prosperity to his homeland in the Congo Basin.

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 2017

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

2014 Finalist in the Fuller Challenge