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Proposed Gold Mine Threatens Fresh Water in Papua New Guinea

Villagers on Kairiru Island torn between quality of life and potential financial gains

I’ve been visiting Kragur Village on Kairiru Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a cultural anthropologist since 1975. Kragur villagers have always been poor in money, but they have land to cultivate, the sea to fish in, and the forest from…
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by: Michael French Smith – September 6, 2012


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