Bonobo News May 2017—
Happy spring! As the flowers blossom and the birds sing, it’s a great time to celebrate our beautiful planet and all the people who are working on its behalf. In this newsletter, we take you to the largest Earth Day event in the world, share great news from the field (newborn bonobos!), show you a circus that benefits wildlife, and introduce you to one of our Outstanding Supporters, David Reuben.
In recognition of the many organizations dedicated to keeping the Earth healthy, CrowdRise has launched the Earth Day Roadmap Climate Challenge.This friendly fundraising competition will provide $300,000 in prizes-including a $100,000 grand prize donation!
Earth Day Texas—
From April 21-23, we had the incredible privilege of participating in Earth Day Texas, the largest Earth Day event in the world. With over 850 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees, it was truly an epic celebration of the Earth and all its beauty and diversity. The event was divided into six major areas of focus: home, health, and active lifestyle; academic, culture, and community; technology and innovation; natural resources and conservation; policy and industry; and children and family. With so many options to choose from, there was something for everyone.
These are exciting times in the Yetee forest of Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve! The theme of the past few months has been continuity amidst transition. With a new team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, new baby bonobos (hooray!), and new trackers in the field, the work happening in the forest continues to provide valuable insights into the world of the bonobos.