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Bonobo Conservation Revolution with Deni Béchard this Saturday on The Dr. Susan Block Show

This Saturday, November 30th, The Dr. Susan Block Show will observe the “Thanksgivikkah” holiday weekend with a special live broadcast about the great strides now being made in bonobo conservation and the urgent challenges ahead for those of us who care about our “Make-Love-Not-War” ape cousins and all of nature.


Joining international sexologist Dr. Susan Block live via webcam will be award-winning author Deni Béchard, whose captivating new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral, focuses on the exciting work of Dr. Block’s old friend Sally Jewell Coxe and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), a revolutionary organization which uses what Béchard calls “a truly postcolonial model of conservation” to help save the bonobos and the rainforest..

Deni Béchard will join us 11/30 to talk bonobos!

Deni Béchard will join us 11/30 to talk about the bonobo conservation revolution!

“I’ve watched BCI grow from a gleam in Sally Coxe’s luminous green eyes back in 1997 to an active international organization that is really making a difference in the future of bonobos, as well as other wild life and human life in the region, becoming a model for a new kind of inclusive, bonoboësque conservation,” says Dr. Block. “So I’m really looking forward to talking with Deni Béchard about his eloquent new book that delves deeply into Sally’s ground-breaking conservation work with bonobos and people, including BCI’s visionary yet sustainable constellation of linked community-based reserves, the ‘Bonobo Peace Forest’. On this Thanksgiving/Thanksgivukkah holiday, let us give thanks that bonobos still exist, and we have a chance to save them from extinction. Let’s not lose that chance.”

BCI Director Sally Coxe shares a banana with a bonobo

BCI Director Sally Coxe shares a banana with a bonobo

“Bonobo Conservation Revolution” will air live November 30th, 2013, 10:30pm-Midnight PST on The Dr. Susan Block Show. Listen FREE on your computer at DrSuzy.Tv or your phone at

Call-In: 1.866.289.7068 or 310.568.0066. Tweet comments and questions @RadioSUZY1.

Watch the Live Show at DrSusanBlock.Tv (for as little as $5.95!)

Bonobo Lana and Your DrSuzy.Tv Host Dr. Susan Block at the San Diego Zoo. Photo: Vincent Amoreux

Bonobo Lana and Your DrSuzy.Tv Host Dr. Susan Block at the San Diego Zoo. Photo: Vincent Amoreux

The Dr. Susan Block Show is produced by The Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences, an international center for sexual expression, therapy and education, based in LA.  Founded in 1991 by Susan M. Block, PhD, world-renowned Yale-educated sexologist, best-selling author and host of HBO specials, the Institute’s mission is to help individuals, couples and communities enhance their sexuality and improve their lives based upon Dr. Block’s philosophy of Ethical Hedonism and The Bonobo Way of Peace through Pleasure. A portion of all proceeds goes to help save the highly endangered “make love not war” bonobos from extinction in the Congo and to promote theBonobo Way of Peace through Pleasure around the world.


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