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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Pygmy boat, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Crossing the river in a pirogue, in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The man says we will be safe in the forest; beyond the river they shouldn't be able to find us. He picks up a big branch and wipes out our tracks in the mud. Then he asks me to help him push a pirogue into the water. Jump in, he says. Hurry up..."

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

Soundscape: a paddle hitting the water, moving by pirogue
in a rainforest river; in the background, bird and insect calls.

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 08:06.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).