Dr. Taej Mundkur started his career with Wetlands International (then Asian Wetland Bureau) in Malaysia in 1991 where he coordinated the Asian Waterbird Census.
He is responsible for development of migratory waterbirds and wetlands conservation programmes in all flyways worldwide, in partnership with conventions, governments, NGOs, corporate sector and others. This includes promotion of management of international ecological networks of sites of importance for waterbirds, including Ramsar Sites, Flyway Network Sites and other important protected and unprotected areas. He coordinates the global International Waterbird Census and Waterbird Population Estimates. He has a doctorate in waterbird ecology and a master’s degree in microbiology from India.