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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Tropical thorny plant, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Thorny rainforest tree (Gabon).

"They say there is a path, an entrance, that leads you to a secret area of the forest. In that secret area there is a shelter made of lianas and thorny bushes. And among the thorns there is the one who kills. The one who lies hidden. The great Spirit of the Forest..."

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 09:10.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).