Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea)

Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea)


Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea)

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Lake Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. Lake Murray is located in the Middle Fly District, Western Province at , it covers approximately 647 kmĀ² and in the wet season increases to five times the size. It has a highly convoluted shoreline more than 2000 km long.The lake has been a source of nourishment for many of the local peoples. Freshwater sawfish have been caught in its shallow waters to feed the crocodiles in a freshwater crocodile farming operation.

Indigenous tribes of around 5000 people own the lake and the surrounding one million hectares of forest.

Also, a cryptid known as "Murray" purportedly lives, or used to live, in the lake. This creature was described as resembling a theropod dinosaur such as Tyrannosaurus.<gallery>Image:Lake Murray PNG NASA.jpg|from space (false color)</gallery>

Illegal logging

In 2003, logging company Concord Pacific was forced out of the area by Greenpeace and other NGO's. 100,000 hectares of ancient forest was degraded by the logging along the Kiunga-Aiambak road.

Greenpeace Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS)

Lake Murray was the site of a Greenpeace Australia Pacific . Forty volunteers from 25 countries worked with the local Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribes to identify and mark land ownership....
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