Dr. M. Sanjayan is a global conservation scientist, writer and Emmy-nominated news contributor specializing in the role of conservation in improving human well-being. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as executive vice president and senior scientist. He is also the host of the 2015 PBS TV series, Earth – A New Wild produced by National Geographic Television in association with Passion Pictures. He was also a correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning Showtime series on climate change.
Sanjayan holds a master’s degree from University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Sanjayan’s peer-reviewed scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature and Conservation Biology and his expertise has attracted national media coverage in Outside, Time, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Afar, Grist and the New York Times. He is also the co-editor of Connectivity Conservation (Cambridge University Press). Sanjayan writes for Orion magazine, The Huffington Post and Fortune China.