• MSc Biodiversity Conservation and Management, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford - 2011
  • Biodiversity Fellow, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science and Merton College, University of Oxford - 2017
  • Post Gradudate Programme in Forest Management (Green MBA) - Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India


Narain, D., Maron, M., Teo, H.C., Hussey, K. & Lechner, A.M. Best-practice biodiversity safeguards for Belt and Road Initiative’s financiers. Nature Sustainability (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0528-3  

Narain, D. & Maron, M. 2018. Cost-shifting and Other Perverse Incentives in Biodiversity Offsetting in India. Conservation Biology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/cobi.13100

Narain, D. & Maron, M. 2016. Protecting India’s Conservation Offsets. Science 353:758-758.

Narain, D. 2011. A Case for Voluntary Biodiversity Offsets in India: From Business Risk to Competitive Advantage. Forest Trends, Washington, DC, USA. Available from http://www.forest-trends.org/documents/files/doc_3155.pdf


State of Biodiversity Markets Report 2017: Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide. Forest Trends, Washington, DC, USAAvailable from http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sbdmr.pdf (Contributor)

‘La compensation écologique à travers le monde: source d’inspiration?’. 2016 Mission Economie de la Biodiversité of CDC biodiversité. Available from http://www.mission-economie-biodiversite.com/publication/la-compensation-ecologique-a-travers-le-monde-source-dinspiration (Contributor)

Narain, D. & Kulkarni, J. 2013. External Incentives for Conservation of Private Forests (Ch 9). Status, Distribution and Dynamics of Private and Community Forests in Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor of Maharashtra Western Ghats.


  • Senior Associate (Business and Biodiversity)
    Environmental Management Centre, Mumbai, April 2013- Dec 2016