Qualifications: MPhil in Conservation Leadership (2019–20), University of Cambridge, UK; Erasmus Mundus MSc in Applied Ecology & Conservation (2011–13), University of East Anglia, UK
Profile: Devathi was a conservationist long before it became her job – it’s a way of life for her. After completing a postgraduate degree in Applied Ecology & Conservation, she had the privilege of doing research in diverse places such as the Western Ghats and the Western Himalayas in India, and the neotropical forests of the West Indies. A turning point in her career was when, in 2016, she started managing a community-based conservation program in the remote, biodiversity-rich Eastern Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh. Working on the ground with multiple stakeholders to reduce threats to endangered species challenged her views of conservation up until then. It eventually led her to do the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Now at Current Conservation, she aims to bring everything that she have learnt over the years together with her passion for conservation and communication.
Seth, C., Datta, A., Parashuram, D. (2020) Persistent loss of biologically-rich tropical forests in the Indian Eastern Himalaya. Silva Fennica, 54(3), doi: 10.14214/sf.10373
Parashuram, D., Oppel, S., Fenton, C., James, G., Daley, J., Gray, G., Collar, N. J., Dolman, P. M. (2015) The Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri prefers mature mesic forest with dense canopy. Bird Conservation International, 25, 503-513 doi:10.1017/S0959270914000495
Ravindranath, N.H., Murthy, I.K., Mehra, S., Parashuram, D., Gupta, M., Tomar, S. Forest Ecosystems. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – India: Initial Assessment and Scoping Report. 2012. p. 19–60
Parashuram, D. (2019) Nyishi dance-theatre performance Ngo Modi Isi wows audience at PPHF. The Arunachal Times. 19 January. p. 5.
Parashuram, D. (2019) Pakke Tiger Reserve, ‘Nature & Wildlife’ and ‘Adventure Holidays’ in Outlook Traveller Getaways: Arunachal Pradesh pocket guide. 1st edition, Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.