Sanjayan is The Nature Conservancy's lead scientist. He works to ensure that the Conservancy is using the best ideas in science in order to implement its mission.
He has spoken at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and at the Aspen Ideas Festival, been featured in numerous articles and TV shows in venues from the New York Times to the BBC to NBC's TODAY and has published in the journals Science and Nature, among others.
His column Wild Life appears regularly on nature.org.
Intellectualizing climate change is one thing. But to see a changing climate first hand? That's an experience that will stick with our lead scientist forever. More
What does a conservationist look like? Many wear motorcycle helmets, as proven by the new partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson. More
As long as demand for ivory persists, the future of tens of thousands of elephants in Africa is far from certain. We cannot afford to lose many more. More
A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it? More
The world population hits 7 billion today. Lead scientist Sanjayan has a message for the milestone baby, and it includes is plenty of both good and bad news. More
A colleague had to decide between giving their 10-year-old son a week at camp in Minnesota or an iPad. For Sanjayan the answer was easy, and surprising. More
At the final camp of the expedition Sanjayan reflects on the meaning of the journey and what lies ahead for this vast land and the people that call it home. More
Sanjayan found a kayaking legend who would teach him everything he needed to know before the expedition on the river. Well, he did leave out one minor detail. More
The buggy evening, without a spot of wind, was transformed near midnight into a gale. We had picked out campsite designed for the views and to catch the slightest breeze; we were unprepared for the hard rain. More
Overnight, a storm gathered in silence and quickly pounced. The hot windless evening of yesterday has been replaced by lashing rain and gale force winds. Our tents are anchored with heavy rocks, and yet we fear to leave them empty for too long lest they are tossed into the river. More
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