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"Bonobos are humankind's closest relatives, along with chimpanzees, yet most people don't even know that bonobos exist! They live only in one country: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Bonobos were last great ape species to be discovered, and could be the first to go extinct if we do not act quickly to save them and their rainforest home.
Situated in the heart of the Congo Basin rainforest, the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve harbors one of the largest known wild populations of the endangered bonobo. It is one of the only sites where free-living bonobos are habituated to human presence and can be viewed and studied on a daily basis. Encompassing 1,847 mi2 (4,875 km2), an area slightly larger than Rhode Island, the new community-based reserve delivers essential ecosystem services to the world and benefits the local people through education, employment and sustainable economic development."