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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Leaf huts, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Pygmy huts made of leaves and barks in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"I sentieri sono pieni di gente che cerca l'albero giusto, la foglia giusta, che taglia rami flessibili e pannelli di corteccia grandi come porte. Ogni giorno si costruiscono nuove capanne. Ogni giorno lontani parenti e vecchi amici si ritrovano qui..."

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

Soundscape: pangolin scales crackling on the fire. In the background,
Baka camp and rainforest sounds (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).

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 12:45.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).