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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Forest elephant, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) (Gabon).

"Elephant dung is so rich in vegetable fibre that in Sri Lanka they make paper out of it. While in Thailand they use it to grow mushrooms. But that's nothing. In the West, where we are always just that one step ahead, you find it on exhibition in museums and art galleries."

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.

      Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 15:52.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).