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From Salesman to Forest Defender, Papua New Guinea Activist Wins US Award

An auto parts salesman from remote Papua New Guinea who became an anti-logging campaigner won a U.S. environmental award Thursday which he hoped would raise awareness about his country's environmental policies. Paul Pavol was awarded the fifth annual Alexander Soros Foundation Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism for his work in the South Pacific nation north of Australia that is home to the world's third-largest tropical rainforest. Researchers with the University...

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