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

  • 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.

  • Now is the time to make a difference!

    Dear Friends,

    We’re going to be honest with you: the battle to save the bonobos is far from won. Even with all the strides we’ve made, bonobos remain deeply imperiled and time is running out. The good news? You have the power–right now, today–to change the outcome.

  • Women in the Lead

    Dear Friends,

    Right now we are at a turning point in human history. Women’s voices are being heard, and they are reverberating across the globe. At this moment, it is a perfect time to look to our sister species as an example of female empowerment in action. Bonobo society is matriarchal, matrilineal, and remarkably peaceful and egalitarian. At BCI, we believe that promoting female leadership, female enterprise, and female agency benefits everyone. We’re excited to share the story of one partner we’re especially proud of: Josephine Mpanga.


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.
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