Priya Davidar

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Priya Davidar
Nationality Indian
Occupation Researcher, scientist, writer

Priya Davidar is an Indian researcher, scholar and an author. Currently she is working as a professor at the Pondicherry University and conducts ecological research in different regions of India.[1] She has authored few books, including Whispers from the Wild, co-authored with E.R.C Davidar and published by Penguin India books.[1][2] She is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[3] She is actively involved with the conservation of forests and wildlife.[1]


Priya's father is a conservationist E.R.C. Davidar and brother Mark Davidar is one of the founder OF the Sigur Nature Trust (SNT), in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, India which is a 30 acre wildlife reserve.[4]


She completed her B.Sc. in 1973 from Madras University and then moved on to get an M.Sc. in 1975 from the same university. In 1979 she was awarded a Ph.D. from Bombay University and later moved on to acquire a S.M. from Harvard University in 1985.[5]


In 2009 she was the President of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.


  • Whispers from the Wild
  • The Soul of the Rhino