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.
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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.
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We are family!

Dear Friends,

Deep in the Congo rainforest, a mother cradles a newborn in her arms. Like mothers all across the world, this bonobo mother will do everything she can to make sure that her baby is healthy, comfortable, and safe. At BCI, we are doing everything we can to make that possible for her—thanks to your support. Continue reading

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! Continue reading


BCI is thrilled to become a TreeSisters partner! TreeSisters is a global network of women dedicated to planetary restoration and tropical reforestation. They have just launched their ambitious and transformational Billion Trees Campaign, and we want to help them spread the word about the the seven-week series of kickoff events! Continue reading

Bonobo News May 2017

Happy spring! As the flowers blossom and the birds sing, it’s a great time to celebrate our beautiful planet and all the people who are working on its behalf. In this newsletter, we take you to the largest Earth Day event in the world, share great news from the field (newborn bonobos!), show you a circus that benefits wildlife, and introduce you to one of our Outstanding Supporters, David Reuben.

In recognition of the many organizations dedicated to keeping the Earth healthy, CrowdRise has launched the Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge.This friendly fundraising competition will provide $300,000 in prizes-including a $100,000 grand prize donation! Continue reading