In recent years, the educational programs at Lola ya Bonobo have expanded to Ekolo ya Bonobo. Education is critical to reducing the threats to bonobos by raising awareness and appreciation for bonobos, especially among citizens who live in areas where bonobos are heavily trafficked.
Some of the educational activities at Ekolo:
Presentations in schools and villages surrounding the reserve, as well as the district capital, Basankusu
Screening of educational films on bonobo and bushmeat trafficking in schools and villages surrounding the reserve and Basankusu
Regular radio broadcast on bonobos, the environment, and the project, on both of the two local radio stations
Education of spontaneous visitors - people traveling the Lopori River who observe the released bonobos