Shailendra Yashwant is an independent documentary photographer and environmental journalist based in India. He has been documenting, reporting and campaigning on wildlife conservation, social justice and climate change issues in South Asia for over three decades now.
Since 2012 he has been working on various climate change related projects including facilitating, designing and reviewing communications and advocacy strategies for mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction projects for a variety of civil society organisations in South Asia.
In July 2019 he wrote and photographed 'Water Wisdom in times of Climate Crisis' for Oxfam India.
In March 2018 report he wrote and photographed a report for UNICEF titled, ‘Defying Climate Change: Putting Children and Women First,’ that showcases 9 innovative and successful women- and child-centric adaptation and disaster risk reduction projects from across India’s climate hotspots. Featuring a foreword from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, the report underscores the urgency of building a low-emission, climate-resilient world to nurture and nourish the most vulnerable.
He has coauthored a 2017 report for Climate Outreach UK, Communicating Climate Change in
India published by CAN International's Global Narratives project.