Papua New Guinea’s Magnificent Menya River

Menya River

While one of the world’s least-explored countries, Papua New Guinea contains a wealth of culture, ecological abundance and stunning visual stimuli. Within the country’s borders it is estimated that an astonishing 841 different languages exist and that even more plant and animal species await discovery. Unfortunately, though, while its mining resources have been found and exploited to the point that Papua New Guinea was the world’s sixth fastest growing economy in 2011, most people still live within extreme poverty–or less than $1.25 a day.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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