Former Staff of the Ramsar Convention Bureau
Ramsar Intern for Asia (Assistant to the Regional Coordinator for Asia)
Islamic Republic of Iran; Ramsar Intern 1998-1999
Presently with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
BSc in Botany in India and an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences in Iran. Whilst employed in the Department of Environment in Iran, she had responsibility for development of Environmental Impact Assessment practices in Iran and prepared a large number of reports and publications. She has also been a project researcher on EIA issues with the University of Putra Malaysia, and served as a Programme Officer in Tehran for the United Nations Development Programme. Kept on as Assistant Finance Officer in Ramsar Bureau, till April 2000.
September 1999: Parastu, right, with Rebecca D'Cruz, Regional Coordinator for Asia
With her colleagues in the Ramsar Internship programme, January 2000
Observing the changing of the guard amongst numerous Deputy Secretaries General of the Ramsar Convention, February 2000
Same, February 2000
Having moved on to the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Parastu reunited with her former Ramsar colleagues at the STRP meeting in Gland, June 2001.
At STRP 10, with Ramsar's Valerie Higgins and Anada Tiéga