Ituri Pygmies: Who Rules the Forest? September 2005 National Geographic Magazine

"Pygmy" refers to any human group whose adult males reach less than 150 cm (4 feet 11 inches) in height. They can be found in many places, but the highest density anywhere in the world exists in the Ituri Rainforest in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Pygmies are the "canary in the coal mine" for forest ecology in the last forests of Africa. As the forest goes, so go the Pygmies. Images were made for National Geographic magazine featuring Africa.

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