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A shamanic 'ovoo' on a hill top near Tariat. An ovoo is a pyramid shaped...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates the Virgin of Guadalupe (Lady...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates the Virgin of Guadalupe (Lady...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
A shrine beside national road 15 that celebrates Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the...
Firecrackers explode in the crowd as performers dressed as temple spirits...
A boy from the Chod folklore group, chasing a girl with a willow whip in an...
Children from the Chod folklore group, holding braided rods of willow. Custom...
Forest plants on the back of a traditional healer's motorcycle in the Tobe...
Karin Ostertag and Dassi Bah, a Vodoun (Voodoo) adept, looking out over the...
A fetish in the Tobe protected forest. Some 350 hectares in area, the forest...
Sunlight filters through tree leaves in the Tobe protected forest. Some 350...
A machete on a traditional healer's motorcycle in the Tobe protected forest.
Yakubu Salifou with his yam crop on land that he says was once forest near...
'Petit Robert', a traditional healer, at his home in Bougo. He relies heavily...
'Petit Robert', a traditional healer, gathering leaves from his stocks to...
Traditional priest Yatta Chabi Ota outside the Vodoun (Voodoo) temple in...
Abdou Dramane (52), a former hunter and now an eco-guard in the sacred forest...
Looking up into a tree in a sacred forest in Kikele. The forest is home to...
Traditional priest Yatta Chabi Ota with a sacred tree on the edge of a sacred...
Yaya Chabi Ota (45), an eco-guard in the sacred forest he protects in Kikele.
Refuse and the remnants of a rubbish fire surround a sign on the edge of a...
Aboudou Wassiou Dramane (23) clearing land for crops on the edge of a sacred...
Yaya Chabi Ota, an eco-guard, walking the boundary of a sacred forest in...
Laissi Achade, 40, an eco-guard, rests against a tree in a sacred forest in...
Laissi Achade (40), an eco-guard, walking past broken-down latrines on the...
The remains of a burnt tree stump on land being cleared for agriculture near...
Alhassan Sana (68) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Zinaba Shei (60) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Christian statues at Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A traditional...
Tree roots subsuming a donation box at Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A...
Zinaba Shei (60) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
The Arigbo Grotto Marian pilgrimage site. A traditional Vodoun (Voodoo) fetish...
Wumbi Yindana (71) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Ayishetu Fuseini (60) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Mariama Yakubu (63) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Desire Segla mooring a pirogue in a wetland conservation area established by...
Mariama Yakubu (63) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Zina Wumbi (61) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Mathieu Toviehou of NGO GRABE Benin (Groupe de Recherche et d'Action pour le...
A strip of red cloth signifies that the owner of a grove of oil palm trees has...
Safia Wumbi (69) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Abiba Mahama (65) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Lone trees that tower above the brush below stark reminders of how much forest...
Adamu Mahama (63) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Adamu Mahama (63) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Felix Gbetekanlin, who estimates his age at 65, is a traditional healer and...
Traditional healer, Felix Gbetekanlin, who estimates his age at 65, showing...
Mariama Wumbi has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Sessouhouede Anagonou, who estimates her age at 67, collecting fallen wood for...
Azara Wumbi (61) has been accused of being a witch. 80 women accused of...
Sessouhouede Anagonou, who estimates her age at 67, collecting fallen wood for...
Rigobert Dossou, who estimates his age at 60, carrying cassava tubers on the...
A lone Kapok tree (Ceiba petandra) on the edge of a sacred forest grove in the...
A home in the village of Agonme. The village is bordered by the vestiges of a...
A sign at a sanctuary for red-bellied monkeys, also known as the...
In 1996 Peter Neuenschwander was struck by this imposing kola tree in Drabo...
A juvenile red-bellied monkey, also known as the white-throated guenon or...
Peter Neuenschwander in the tropical forest reserve and monkey sanctuary that...
Peter Neuenschwander in the tropical forest reserve and monkey sanctuary that...
Peter Neuenschwander in the tropical forest reserve and monkey sanctuary that...
Peter Neuenschwander in the tropical forest reserve and monkey sanctuary that...
A red-bellied monkey, also known as the white-throated guenon or red-bellied...
Beninese scientists and conservationists Gboja Mariano Houngbedji (left) and...
Beninese conservationists Alfred Oga (left) and Yves Olatoundji supervising a...
Forest guards Clement Zounmenou (left) and Dominic Hounton in a small sacred...
Seikpon Arakoue and his son Ignace Isatchon, members of a land-owning clan and...
Kakpo Somonnin, a diviner, on the site of what is intended to be a forest...
Sebastien Bio, a member of a land-owing clan and the forest protection...
Karin Ostertag and one of her dogs on an outcrop above the Tobe protected...
Mathieu, armed with his shotgun, in a cashew plantation near the village of...
Issossimam Assis (32), a forest guard, at his camp on the edge of the...
'Petit Robert', a traditional healer, at his home in Bougou. He relies heavily...
Ali 'Baba' Biao who instigated moves to protect what remains of a sacred...
Abdou Dramane (52), a former hunter and now an eco-guard in the sacred forest...
Yaya Chabi Ota, an eco-guard in the sacred forest he protects in Kikele. The...
Aboudou Wassiou Dramane (23) clearing land for crops on the edge of a sacred...
Appolinaire Oussou Lio, the founder of the NGO GRABE Benin (Groupe de...
Helene Tovitounhlan (40), standing in a bed of forest plants used in...
Sedogbo Mehounou (72) is a member of a village committee responsible for a...
Semassa Adande is a member of a village committee responsible for a tiny...
Raymond Hinnouhou Adokpo (77) is the guardian of a kapok tree (Ceiba petandra)...
Felix Gbetekanlin, who estimates his age at 65, is a traditional healer and...
Orphee Lokossou, Head of the Department of Personnel, Materials and Finance at...
Peter Neuenschwander in the tropical forest reserve and monkey sanctuary that...
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