The Bonobo Conservation Initiative Australia

As seen on Foreign Correspondent!
Bonobos (pan paniscus) are a distinct species of chimpanzee, notable for their matriarchal society, creative use of sex and language learning abilities. They are the closest living animal to humanity, yet because their habitat is so remote in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), they are the least known of all the Great Apes. They are also the most endangered - as few as 5,000 may remain. More- What is a bonobo? DONATE NOW! (please)

News & Links

Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) (based in USA, operating throughout Democratic Republic of Congo)
Bonobo Central BCI Blog

BCIA Features on Foreign Correspondent 14/10/10

BCI Receives Award in Copenhagen 16/12/09

Where the Wild Bonobos Are- Bonobo Trekking, Yetee 14/10/09

Surgery at the Bonobo Health Clinic, Congo- 12/10/09

Bonobo Health Clinic- Saving Lives, Birth - 8/10/09

New Rainforest Reserve Protects More than 1,000 Bonobos- 26 May, 2009

Congo and Bonobo Expedition Article by Angus Gemmell

Adventures in Bonoboland Story by Martin Bendeler

Channel 9 TV story on Bonobo Eco Adventure (starts 6min45sec in)

Gazing into the Bonobo Mirror
Australian Geographic, Oct-Dec 2007

An Unlikely Refuge for Hippie Apes
Time Magazine, April 2008

Mama and Papa Bonobo
National Geographic interview with BCI's Sally Coxe and Michael Hurley, 2008

The New Yorker, 30 July 2007

The Smart and Swinging Bonobo
Smithsonian Magazine, Nov 2006

Savage Rumbaugh on Apes that Write
TED Lecture, Feb 2004
Bonobos make fire, write words, drive golfcarts, play music and pacman.

Friends of Bonobos
An American charity that supports Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary.
World First- Orphan Bonobos Go Back to The Wild- 14 June 2009