Sanjayan's scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology, and he co-edited the book Connectivity Conservation (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He frequently speaks at internationally recognized venues, including the World Forum on Sustainable Development, International Women’s Forum, and TED Global 2010. He is a Catto Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
Sanjayan’s work has received extensive print media coverage — from Vanity Fair to National Geographic Adventure, Outside to The New York Times. In 2007, he was named and featured as one of Men’s Journal's “Heroes of 2007.” He is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show and has appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
He has also co-hosted documentaries for the Discovery Channel (Mysteries of the Shark Coast, Expedition Alaska), BBC (Wildlife in a War-Zone), and was featured in National Geographic TV (Earth Report 2009). His four-part series on energy for Discovery Channel (Powering the Future) aired in July 2010.
In May 2012, CBS News named Sanjayan its science and environmental contributor.
Sanjayan will be featured in Showtime's upcoming documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, set to air in 2014.
When not at work, Sanjayan can be found either trekking in Africa or fly-fishing in Western Montana, where he tries to live.