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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Equatorial river, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
River in the African rainforest  (Gabon).

"My friend, what your mouth says fills my heart with joy. But you cannot dam the river with your hands..."

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

Soundscape: flowing river in the African rainforest.

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 05:57.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).