The last home of the Bonobos

Securing a rainforest could save this species. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Young bonobo eating some leaves

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A 20-year ban on industrial logging will soon be lifted in the Congo Basin, opening up the only home of endangered bonobos to even greater threats from deforestation.

Without their rainforest home, these gentle apes won't survive.

But there’s a surefire way to save these bonobos: secure official protection for 2 million acres of this rainforest, and defend it from loggers.

And we can do this for just $1 per acre!

If enough of us chip in $88, our friends at the Bonobo Conservation Initiative can start securing tens of thousands of acres of critical bonobo habitat -- can you help save these bonobos?

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The Bonobo Conservation Initiative has been building something truly magical in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the “Bonobo Peace Forest.”

It's a safe haven for bonobos, but it's so much more than just that. It also stores billions of tons of carbon each year -- carbon that would otherwise be choking our planet. And it's a network of nature reserves managed by local communities, providing sustainable sources of income.

But with industrial logging about to skyrocket in the Congo Basin, we need to move fast.

The Bonobo Conservation Initiative is the only international organisation solely dedicated to protecting wild bonobos and their rainforest habitat.

Every one of us chipping in today can have a lasting impact on the survival of the bonobos -- can we count on you, A?

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Thanks for all that you do,
Yasmin, Lacey and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

World’s second biggest rainforest will soon reopen to large-scale logging. National Geographic. National Geographic. 29 September 2021.

Protecting the great ape whose culture is peace. UN Development Programme In Africa & Conservation. 2 March 2021.

Bonobo conservation stymied by deforestation, human rights abuses. Mongabay. 2 October 2019.

Bonobo Peace Forest. Bonobo Conservation Initiative. 6 June 2019.

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