The Endangered Bonobo are returning to the region as a result of reduced poaching

02 Jan 2023
The Endangered Bonobo are returning to the region as a result of reduced poaching

Biodiversity assessments have confirmed that Bonobos were once distributed within the forest far away from villages and lake shores, but have recently started approaching villages due to reduced pressure from the local communities. Camera traps have also revealed that elephants seem to be slowly returning to the area, migrating from Yumbi and Lukolela into the project zone. The movement of endangered species represents an improved connectivity of the landscape. Bononos (Pan paniscus) are pygmy chimpanzees classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List – only found in a limited area of the Congo Basin in the DRC.