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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

African caterpillar, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
A black caterpillar with yellow knobs from the rainforest, on the hand of Baka boy (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The days will pass. And the people will laugh again as they recall how I once picked up a stinging caterpillar. Or many other moments, when I left, or returned, or the times when I muddled up my words, like a toddler who can barely put one foot after another..."

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

Soundscape: rainforest insect calls and Southern
Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations.

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 21:10.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).