Congratulations to German Perilla, director of George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiatve. Perilla authored an article in the newly released book Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities. Published by Oxford University Press and edited by fellow George Mason faculty member A. Alonso Aguirre, the book brought together experts to discuss a range of conservation concepts and issues that impact the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
In his article, Perilla discussed the economic and community development potential of beekeeping. Having worked with in villages from El Salvador to Peru, Perilla has witnessed, firsthand, how sustainable beekeeping practices can help communities protect their environment, train upcoming leaders and foster economic opportunities.
Other contributors to the edited volume include Mason professors Tom Lovejoy who originally coined the term “biological diversity,” and Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers who researches international biodiversity governance. The edited volume is available now through Oxford University Press.
September 30, 2016