Baka child on a big liana of the African rainforest
1. Baka child climbing
on big forest lianas.
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Natural Environment

The Forest of the Baka

(Rainforest of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
Luis Devin - La Foresta ti ha
Soundscape: Greater Spot-nosed Monkey vocalizations
(Cercopithecus nictitans). In the background, African rainforest sounds.
Sitatunga in rain forest clearing
Group of African forest elephants
2. Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) in a clearing.
3. Group of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis).
Rain forest of Gabon
4. Rainforest trees and
vines, along a path
near a pygmy camp.
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Big river in the rain forest of Cameroon
Kongou waterfalls in the tropical rain forest of Gabon
5. River in the Cameroonian rainforest.
6. Waterfalls in the Gabonese rainforest.
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Rain forest bird
7. Bird on the bank
of a creek in the
middle of a clearing.
Dawn in the tropical rain forest of Cameroon
8. Dawn on the African rain forest.
The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

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Baka Pygmy rainforest (Central Africa), with photos and ethnographic notes (Rainforest of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/baka/environment.php

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 14:59. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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