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* The page background is inspired by abstract patterns painted on bark clothes by Mbuti women, in the Ituri rainforest (Mbuti Pygmies of the Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo). The decorations of the barks, which may refer to the reality of rainforest environment and Pygmy camps without offering a direct representation of them, are carried out with various natural pigments, using flexible sticks, liana cords, small stamps, or simply the fingertips dipped into the color.
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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 16:25.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).