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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

African moon, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Partial eclipse of the moon, seen from a Baka pygmy camp in the African rainforest (Gabon).

"The ground of the track is becoming paler. The moon rises and you are able to make out the giant ants crossing the path in long lines. All around the impenetrable black walls of the forest. The living forest. Rustling and whispering..."

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 14:34.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).