Bonobos could go extinct in our lifetime. We're on a mission to stop that.
Bonobos are unique
In bonobo society, females are in charge. These great apes are peaceful, cooperative, and kind.
We share 98.7% of our DNA with them and in many ways, they represent the best side of human nature.
What we do
We support and work directly with Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) and we raise awareness for bonobos and their plight globally. ABC is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the only country where bonobos live in the wild. They are the heroes behind some of the most effective and extensive bonobo conservation programs in the world.
Rescue & Care
At Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary, orphaned bonobos are rescued from the illegal trade in wildlife. Bonobos are nursed back to health and cared for as long as needed, sometimes for the rest of their lives.
Release & Protect
At Ekolo ya Bonobo Community Reserve, bonobos are released back into the wild and given long-term protection. We conserve their rainforest home and work with local communities to lessen poverty and raise bonobo awareness.
Address Root Causes
The bushmeat trade is tied to extreme poverty. We help communities build a better future through conservation instead of hunting. We educate people about bonobos and their plight within the DRC and globally.
Lola ya Bonobo is the only bonobo sanctuary in the world! We have rescued well over 100 bonobos, achieved the world’s only rewilding of bonobos, and reached more than 500,000 people in the DR Congo with education and awareness programs. Globally, we reach millions of people with our message of hope for bonobos.
“I am proud to support this organization --- they are a credit to the human race!”