The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) has been active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2001, identifying priority bonobo sites and implementing innovative solutions to the complex problem of conservation.
BCI promotes an integrated conservation model, supporting livelihood and community development programs while collaborating with Congolese communities to protect bonobos and the rainforest. Together with local and international partners, BCI works with the DRC government to create new protected areas and enforce laws against hunting bonobos and other endangered species.
The threats facing bonobos and their habitat are increasingly severe. To succeed in our mission, BCI is taking action on multiple levels. Learn more about how our programs protect bonobos, preserve the rainforest, and empower Congolese communities.
We cannot do it alone. Please help us save the bonobos!