Dr. M. Sanjayan is a leading global conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated news contributor 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.
His scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. He is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Sanjayan's broad-reaching television experience includes numerous documentaries for Discovery Channel and the BBC and serving as a frequent contributor to CBS News. He is currently filming his new TV series, Earth – A New Wild airing on PBS in 2015. He is also a correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously, a Showtime documentary series debuting in April 2014. In January 2014 he returned as the featured contributor to the BBC World News series The Power of Nature.