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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

African sunset, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Cameroon)
Sunset in the rainforest, near a Baka camp (Cameroon).

"We walk on for hours, until the sun falls into a net of lianas and the forest carries it away. As old Folì once told us. The forest puts the sun to sleep beyond the hills. He wraps it up in ngongó leaves to keep it from the cold. And he puts it to sleep by singing a long polyphonic song..."

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 20:01.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).