For thousands of years, the Baka people have lived in the rainforest of southeast Cameroon in West Africa. But now their forest is in danger from loggers cutting down a great number of trees. In this video, a delegation of Baka men walk to a town called Abong Mbang to speak with the Prefet, the most powerful government representative in the region. After their meeting, the Baka delegates emerge flushed with success that they will be able to manage their own forests. For more about the Baka, watch "Who are the Baka?" and "Invasion of the Modern World," part of a series of three video segments from the documentary series Africa.
Learn more about the Africa episode, "Voices of the Forest."