December 15, 2016
Bonobo Conservation Initiative wrote -
15,000 bonobos. 15,000 supporters. And it starts with you!
There are as few as 15,000 bonobos left in the wild. Our goal is to get 15,000 incredible humans—one for every bonobo—to help this endangered species survive and thrive for generations to come.
What’s a bonobo? Good question—and a huge hurdle when it comes to saving their lives. Though they are our closest living relatives (along with chimpanzees), not many people know about these intelligent, loving, playful great apes. We need to get the word out before it’s too late!
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is a small NGO doing big things in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, home to the world’s entire population of bonobos. So far, BCI and partners have helped protect 9 million acres of the Congo rainforest—with more on the way! Take a look at our Crowdrise profile page to learn how we work with communities to preserve rainforest, protect bonobos, and empower local Congolese leadership.
Maybe you don’t live in the DRC. This work still has a direct impact on your life. Protecting bonobos means preserving the world’s second largest rainforest, and preserving rainforest means mitigating climate change—that’s a win for all life on the planet!
We need you to keep this work going strong!
How You Can Help:
1. Become a supporter. Every dollar helps. We mean it. Every single dollar.
2. Spread the word. Share this campaign on your social media, email your friends, get a billboard, bullhorn, or bugle—whatever it takes to let people know about bonobos!
3. Fundraise for this campaign. It only takes a minute to sign up, and the impact can last for a lifetime! Just click the button “Fundraise for this Campaign” and set up a personalized fundraising page. Share with friends and family, impress them with your commitment, and inspire them to join in! How many of the awesome 15,000 humans are on your friends list right now? Only one way to find out—reach out!
What Your Donation Can Do:
$10—batteries for tracker headlamps and GPS units
$25—a pair of sturdy rubber boots for a field team member
$50—a high quality daypack
$100—one monthly salary for an eco-guard or tracker
$500—one field laptop kit
$1000—college scholarship for an aspiring Congolese conservationist
$5000—one motorcycle, essential for travel and transport in the field
$10000—construction of one conservation center in the bonobo habitat
We need to work together to save our primate cousins. Help us reach 15,000 supporters, and help bonobos reach a brighter tomorrow. Thank you!
© Sally Jewell Coxe, BCI