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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Equatorial rain forest, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Cameroon)
African rainforest (Cameroon).

"For months you walk over its skin. Enter its belly. And while you are becoming part of the forest, the forest is becoming part of you. Some part of it is entangled in your soul. Working its way into your DNA. It takes root in you like a virus, like an incurable illness that consumes you..."

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 09:56.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).