Vinayagan Dharmarajah

Regional Director (Asia)
, BirdLife International
Profile / Bio: 

Vina is the Regional Director (Asia) of BirdLife International and has been in post since January 2017. BirdLife International is a Partnership of about 120 local organizations globally and supports conservation in 15 countries in Asia. Prior to joining BirdLife, Vina worked for the business school INSEAD for almost 6 years as its Legal Counsel in Asia. He has a Bachelors (LL.B. Hons) degree in law from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, a BA. Hons degree (History) from the National University of Singapore and a Masters (LLM) in International Business Law from the Sorbonne-Assas (Paris II) International Law School. In his role at BirdLife, Vina oversees BirdLife’s efforts in Asia to conserve the East Asian Australasian and Central Asian Flyways and to address threats to birds including the conversion of wetlands, illegal hunting and the impact of poorly sited energy infrastructure. He is responsible for BirdLife’s engagement with governments and development agencies in Asia and with the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership. He also supports BirdLife globally on matters of governance.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Evidence-based conservation through the world’s largest partnership for birds, nature and people 06 December 2021 Slides Agriculture and Natural Resources, Civil Society, Climate Change, Environment, Regional Cooperation and Integration
Regional Flyway Initiative: Introduction, Objectives, Progress, and Next Steps 29 September 2021 Slides Environment
Scaling up the East Asian-Australasian Regional Flyway Initiative 16 October 2020 Slides Environment