#30: Prasenjeet Yadav, Nat Geo Explorer and storyteller


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Prasenjeet Yadav is a molecular ecologist turned National Geographic Photographer & Explorer. Prasenjeet is one of the very few photographers who integrates science deeply into his photo stories. His previous projects helped bring light on sensitive issues such as climate change and its effects on high elevation in the Himalayas. Similarly a project on how windmills affect surrounding ecosystems raised questions about how green is our green energy. He is a founder member of 'Shoot for Science' which is an initiative to train scientists in science communication.

In this podcast, Prasenjeet talks about his journey and passion for science and communication & snow leopards changing his life. He also asks to become more aware and become part of the solution in the fight against climate change.

Notes –

01:09 – Prasenjeet’s journey to becoming a storyteller

03:37 – Nat Geo grant and story on the Shola Sky Islands

06:35 – Challenges faced during the Shola Sky Islands story

09:46 – The snow leopards - conservation challenges, human impact and more

25:19 – Starting up ‘Shoot for Science

29:18 – Harnessing the power of social media

31:35 – Indian media and climate change

35:53 – Informed climate activism

37:42 – Call of action - become aware and be part of the solution

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