SAVE THE BONOBO
Bonobos share 98.7% of their genetic code with humans
Bonobos are found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between the Congo River, the Lomami River, the Kasai/Sankuru Rivers, and Lake Tumba/Lac Ndombe region. Bonobos can survive in close proximity to human communities that are willing to co-habitate with these peaceful apes. Recent surveys show that many areas had bonobos 20 years ago and now they have none.
The Bonobo Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to elevate the status and awareness of the endangered bonobo and coordinate activities to aid in the conservation of this uniquely matriarchal and peaceful great ape indigenous only to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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It has been estimated that there are only 15,000 bonobos left in the wild. There has never been a recorded incident of one bonobo killing another and bonobos are the most peaceful among the great apes. That’s why we like to say “Bonobos = Love”. Hunting, deforestation, pet trade and disease are threatening the existence of bonobos. We must do our part to help protect bonobos before it’s too late. Help start a movement for bonobos by telling someone you admire, “I Bonobo You!”
Bonobos are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List with only about 15,000 left in the wild.
Female bonds are formed in order to manage the social structures of their groups.
Tensions within a bonobo group and even between groups are diffused through sexual contact.
Bonobos count on their HEROES
People helping to raise awareness and advocate for our closest living relative
Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only sanctuary caring for orphaned bonobos.
Organizations seeking to safeguard wild populations of bonobos.
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The Time to Act is NOW!
With the bonobo classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List with an estimated 20,000 left in the wild, we are at a critical juncture to act now to build greater awareness in the U.S. so that the dedicated bonobo activists and academics can be provided more support as they continue their efforts on behalf of saving the bonobo.