Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Giant tree, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Gabon)
Baka boy at the foot of a huge rainforest tree (Baka Pygmies, Gabon).

"We follow the trail of the big game for days. We find tracks, tufts of hair, and the remains of fruit spat on the ground. We study the nests of the gorillas, the signs of elephants passing left on the trees, as they scrape their tusks across the bark..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: Greater Spot-nosed Monkey vocalizations
(Cercopithecus nictitans). In the background, African rainforest sounds.

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 08:25.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).