M. Sanjayan

Conservation Scientist

M. Sanjayan is executive vice president and senior scientist at Conservation International.

A native of Sri Lanka, Sanjayan is also the host of the PBS series Earth—A New Wild, a senior adviser at Clinton Global Initiative, a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and a member of National Geographic Society’s Explorer's Council. He was also a correpsondent for the Emmy-winning Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously and host for Discovery Channel's four-part series Powering the Future.

Sanjayan's peer-reviewed scientific work has been published in Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology and he writes for Orion magazine, The Huffington Post, and Fortune China.

Featured Work

JUL 24, 2015 Podcast

A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan

In late June, "Ethics & International Affairs" senior editor Zach Dorfman sat down with M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, at the Aspen Ideas Festival ...