Save the Bonobo from Extinction

Africa's Congo rainforest is the world's second largest rainforestis -and home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants- and the less mentioned, but highly endangered- bonobo.

Together with the chimpanzee, the bonobo is man's closest living relative and is found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa.

Since 2002, a moratorium on new logging was put in place- but over 15 million hectares of rainforest have been given to the logging industry, (an area five times the size of Belgium), and cleared area is then used for agriculture.

Bonobos are only found in one protected area, Salonga National Park. Despite this single protected area, they are still hunted for meat, and the making of charms.

We ask for more protected areas for the bonobo. One single area, (which is under threat), is not sef-sustaining, and the species is aleady endangered, heading for extinction without more effort towards conservation and protection.

President of the Republic of Congo
Joseph Kabila
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkabila

Africa's Congo rainforest is the world's second largest rainforestis -and home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants- and the less mentioned, but highly endangered- bonobo.


Together with the chimpanzee, the bonobo is man's closest living relative and is found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa.


Since 2002, a moratorium on new logging was put in place- but over 15 million hectares of rainforest have been given to the logging industry, (an area five times the size of Belgium), and cleared area is then used for agriculture.


Bonobos are only found in one protected area, Salonga National Park. Despite this single protected area, they are still hunted for meat, and the making of charms.


We ask for more protected areas for the bonobo. One single area, (which is under threat), is not sef-sustaining, and the species is aleady endangered, heading for extinction without more effort towards conservation and protection.


President of the Republic of Congo
Joseph Kabila
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkabila

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