There is someone more deserving of the Nature Boy’s title that Ric Flair, the iconic American professional wrestler we regularly see on WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). That person is Dr. Perey Sajise. He does not battle with muscle-bound baddies on a regular basis, but he has devoted his life to fighting ecological monsters. For providing solutions to environmental problems like reforestation, and pollution, Dr. Sajise truly deserves being called the foremost ecologist in the Philippines.
Dr. Sajise is perhaps best known for his appointment as the Regional Director of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) for Asia, Pacific, and Oceania in January 2000. IPGRI is a premier global group whose aim is to “Mobilized cutting-edge science to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and health, and protect the environment.”
His areas of expertise include plant ecology, natural resource management, environment, research management, and human ecology. A member of the prestigious World Academy of Science and Arts since 2001, Dr. Sajise has directed and managed various teams to work on upland hydroecology, community-based forest management, and in the setting up of the current school of Environmental Science and Management in UPLB.
Dr. Sajise has written and co-edited six books, and has published about 120 papers and articles.
► Dr. Percy Sajise. www.researchsea.com/html/experts.php/eld/6/research/percy_sajise.html?PHPSESSID=18286b8662b6d13971d15a58aada3579
► International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI). www.researchsea.com/html/institutions.php/iid/10/research/international_ipgri_html?PHPSESSID=18286b8662b6d13971d15a58aada3579
► Ric Flair. Htto://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric_Flair