Dr. M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a leading conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated science communicator focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife and the environment. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist. 

Sanjayan has hosted and contributed to numerous documentaries. Most recently, Sanjayan served as a correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning Showtime series on climate change.  He received an Emmy nomination for his 2013 CBS Evening News report on elephant poaching in Kenya.

Sanjayan’s next TV series, Earth – A New Wild, will air on PBS in February 2015.   Filmed in 29 countries on six continents and produced by National Geographic and Passion Pictures, the series examines how humans are inextricably linked with nature.

Sanjayan written on a range of subjects for CBS News, Orion Magazine, Fortune China and Huffington Post.  Recent articles include: The New Face of Climate Change, The Art of Climate Change Communication, the poaching of African elephants and This Earth Day, Let’s Focus on People.

He is a Clinton Global Initiative Senior Advisor, a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of National Geographic Society’s Explorers Council, a distinguished group of top scientists, researchers and explorers who provide advice and counsel to the Society across disciplines and projects.   Follow Sanjayan’s expeditions and travels at @msanjayan.