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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

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

"And all around, that presence. The great forest. Immense and dark beyond imagination. With all its sounds, its rustlings, the calls of animals you never even knew existed. The placid voice of a river flowing not far away. And the fragrances of moss, of grass, of incense rising from smoking logs, of night scented flowers and of things that you have yet to know. You could melt away into that perfume and disappear..."

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 11:25.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).