General Inquiries

Where is BCI located?

BCI has two headquarters: one in Washington, DC and one in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Within the DRC, we also have a provincial office in Mbandaka and several conservation centers and field sites throughout the bonobo habitat.

How can I contact BCI?
You can email us via our Contact Form or reach us by phone at 202-332-1014. Our mailing address is:

Bonobo Conservation Initiative
1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006


How can I support BCI?
You can help save the bonobos by becoming a volunteer or making a donation to BCI. We appreciate your support!

How can I become a member of BCI?
Please sign up for our mailing list. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Can I make my donation with a credit card?
Yes. We can securely process credit card donations through our website.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative is registered with the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501[c](3) non-profit organization (Reg # 52-2146443). Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for considering a donation to BCI!

Where can I find BCI’s 990 and other financial information?
Please email us at and include “990 request” in the subject line.

I am a BCI member or donor and I would like to report an address change.
To report an address change, please contact us.


Who funds BCI?
BCI is funded through a combination of grants and donations.

Donations come from caring supporters like you. Individual donations are vital to sustaining all of BCI’s programs and projects.

BCI welcomes corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations. For further information, please contact us.

Careers and Volunteering

Where can I find out about jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities at BCI?
For career and volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

Publications and Websites

I am a journalist/producer/writer and I would like to do a story about BCI.
Please contact us. Thanks for your interest in our work.

I would like to interview someone from BCI or have a speaker come to my event or school.
Please contact us. We’re always happy to spread the word about bonobos!

I would like to use a photo/map/graphic I saw on BCI’s website.
The majority of our images are copyrighted. We may give permission to use certain images in special cases. Please contact us with specific requests and use the subject line “image request” in your email.

I would like to link to BCI’s website.
Use the link Thanks for spreading the word about bonobos!

I would like to report an error on your website.
Please contact us so that we can investigate and fix any errors.

Programs, Education, and Resources
What is a bonobo?
You can read up on humankind’s closest relative, the bonobo, here.

How can I educate my students on the importance of conservation and biodiversity?
Our News & Knowledge section contains useful resources. We have prepared lesson plans and guidelines in our Take Action section.

What is BCI doing about climate change?
We care deeply about preserving the health of our planet. Rainforest conservation is central to this goal, and we make it a central part of our programs. Please read about this aspect of our work and our vision of the Bonobo Peace Forest to learn more about our efforts.

Is BCI involved in ecotourism?
We are currently investigating ways to offer tourists the opportunity to see bonobos in their natural habitat. Though we do not offer tours yet, we hope to in the near future.