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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Tropical rainforest, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Path in the rainforest, near a pygmy camp (Gabon).

"Wherever you are, you hear its voice. Its smell. Its breath.
Even if you wanted to, you cannot hide, because it has eyes everywhere. Little by little it transforms you.
It swallows you up and begins to absorb you - it digests you.
The forest."

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

Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).

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 01:06.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).