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Preserving Rainforest

Bonobos live in the heart of the Congo rainforest, the second largest rainforest in the world. Home to countless species of plants and animals, this vast forest is critical to health of our planet. BCI works to protect this vital land through the creation of legally protected areas managed by local communities. We are deeply committed to reducing climate change with our conservation programs. The Sankuru Nature Reserve alone prevents 2 billion tons of greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere. By protecting the bonobos’ home, we are protecting ourselves—and all life on Earth.

BCI works in many project sites throughout the bonobo range in DRC. Though all of these sites have common goals, each one has a unique and fascinating story. Learn more about our progress in:

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