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Bonobo Conservation Initiative's Fundraiser:

15K bonobos. 15K supporters.

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Raising Awareness
November 23, 2016

Dear Friend, You love bonobos. Everyone loves bonobos, right? Wrong. To know bonobos is to love them, but most people have NO IDEA THAT BONOBOS  See more

THE STORY:

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 in 2017—one for every bonobo—to help this endangered species survive and thrive for generations to come. Let's get 5,000 supporters by World Bonobo Day, 2/14/17! Will you be one?

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!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,723

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bonobo Lover!

    $20

  • Lyda

    $20

  • George A Binney

    $100

  • David Ehrman

    $25

  • Joan Roughgarden

    $20

  • Clairette Rheault

    $25

  • terry bergen

    $100

  • Kelly Mcginnis

    $200

  • Veronica Monet

    $100

  • John Robbins

    $250

  • Ferris S. Whitfield

    $15

  • Judi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ed and Roxana Bossen

    $100

  • Deborah and Brian Lorber

    $50

  • Amanda Branting

     

  • Stephen Weber

    $50

  • Maris Wagener

    $100

  • David McConville

    $100

  • Melissa and Hoot

    $100

  • Christine Pontiff

     

  • Kate, Drew, & Gwen Derrick

    $50

  • Wanda Harris

    $25

  • Cathy Granholm

    $50

  • Eric Jaenike

    $50

  • Penny Reid

    $25

  • yes

    $64.15

  • Ken Schweller

    $50

  • LUCA MAZZOTTI

    $25

  • Wanda Harris

    $25

  • Nick Manatos

    $100

  • Sara Wilken

    $25

  • Alan Lewine & Ana María Ruimonte

    $100

  • George A Binney

    $100

  • Allyn Babitch

    $100

  • Andy Spence Cut'n'Paste products

    $50

  • Richard Rice

    $50

  • Susie Laan

    $25

  • John Bolitho & Vivienne Palmer

    $100

  • Lurdes Gomez and Iosu Sanchez

    $100

  • Brad Larvin Johnson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ryan Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Elena Schak

    $45

  • Matt MacGregor

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kimberly Gorode

    $10

  • Meghan Hughes

    $25

  • Marilena Silbey

     

  • Judith Gintz-Aminoff

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Georgie Amerigo Schunk

    $50

  • Donna P.

    $214

  • David Ravita

    $10

  • Dr Cheron Bailey

     

  • Khang

    $100

  • Nicholas and Cassie Elsberg

    $25

  • Jane Coxe

    $100

  • Jeff Curtis

    $10

  • 36.094, -81.813

    $10

  • Stephen Walker

    $25

  • Arlena & Brian Amos

     

  • Janet Messineo-Israel

    $25

  • Marion Calleja

     

  • Julia Baugh

    $10

  • Megan Fink

    $25

  • Susie Wellington

    $1,000

  • Kristen Harrison

    $25

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2% Raised of $300,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,723 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Amount Raised

$3,669

 

1% Raised of $300,000 Goal

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Donna P.

Amount Raised

$314

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Jessie Jory

Amount Raised

$290

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Rebecca Bossen

Amount Raised

$200

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Sara Murrill

Amount Raised

$140

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Andy Spence

Amount Raised

$50

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Lily V

Amount Raised

$50

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Bonobo Database

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Kristen Harrison

Kristen Harrison

DONATION: $25

7 days ago

Susie Wellington

Susie Wellington

DONATION: $1,000

1 week ago

Megan Fink

Megan Fink

DONATION: $25

1 week ago

Julia Baugh

Julia Baugh

DONATION: $10

2 weeks ago

Marion Calleja

Marion Calleja

2 weeks ago

Janet Messineo-Israel

Janet Messineo-Israel

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Arlena & Brian Amos

Arlena & Brian Amos

2 weeks ago

Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

36.094, -81.813

36.094, -81.813

DONATION: $10

Blessed to live in such a beautiful world. We might as well act like it. :-) 2 weeks ago

Jeff Curtis

Jeff Curtis

DONATION: $10

2 weeks ago