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Sadly, there are only a handful of organizations focused on bonobo conservation. Some of the main issues facing bonobo population decline are poaching, bushmeat trade, availability of firearms and ammunition, habitat destruction, forest fragmentation, weak law enforcement, logging, mineral exploitation, human population growth, disease and destructive subsistence farming. With coordinated conservation efforts, we hope to stop the decline of wild bonobo populations.

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Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus believes that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants. We work with experts and advocates for change to ensure that LGBT people and our fellow apes thrive in a world where social and environmental justice are a reality.

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Bonobo Conservation Initiative

The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Their mission is to protect bonobos, preserve their tropical rainforest habitat, and empower local communities in the Congo Basin.

Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity InitiativeVisit the Website

Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative

The Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative (BCBI) studies and protects bonobos in the Salonga National Park, a World Heritage site in the DRC, to ensure the survival of this endangered great ape.

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A New Course

New Course is working with Africa Wildlife Foundation and its many field partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo to mainstream gender into conservation and development investment in one of the only known habitats of the Bonobo (or pygmy chimpanzee).

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World Wildlife Fund

WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.1 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

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Conservation International

Conservation International has been working on the Bonobo Conservation Concession project, which involves making a deal between forest communities, the national government and conservation financiers to protect wild bonobo populations.

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African Wildlife Foundation

The African Wildlife Foundation works together with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.