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 Our background

About us

Date of establishment: October 29, 2004

Representative: Takeshi Furuichi

EIN: 6180005009419

Purposes stated in the articles of association:

This NPO provides livelihood support and education to local residents at around the Wamba area, Democratic Republic of Congo for the conservation of bonobos and forest. The purpose is to contribute to the protection of Bonobo (local name: Bilia) and to facilitate the general understanding of bonobos.


(1) Conservation activities of bonobos and forest

(2) Environmental education for the conservation of bonobos

(3) Livelihood support for residents at the bonobo habitat

​Director & Auditor

Chef director:Takeshi FURUICHI ¹

Vice director:Naoki MATSUURA ²

Commissioners:Testuya SAKAMAKI ³

         Chie HASHIMOTO ¹
            Nahoko TOKUYAMA ⁴

Auditor:Hiroyuki TAKEMOTO ¹

1. Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

2. School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

3. The Antwerp Zoo Foundation

4. Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

Contact us

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, 484-0081, Japan


Tel: +81-568-63-0567

Email: at

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