Shailendra Yashwant is a photographer, writer and journalist based in India.
Between 1987 and 1997, he worked as a news photographer and environmental journalist with Free Press Journal, The Sunday Observer, The Indian Post, The Independent, the Hindu and the Outlook magazine based out of Bombay (now Mumbai).
Between 1999 and 2011, he worked as Campaigns Director with Greenpeace in India and Southeast Asia and was responsible for driving the group's campaigns in India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines on a number of issues including climate change, forests, oceans, sustainable agriculture and toxic pollution.
Since 2012 in addition to freelance documentary photography and environmental research and investigations, he has been consulting and collaborating with various non-governmental organisations on climate change-related mitigation, adaptation and projects and policy-making initiatives at national and international levels.
He is a Senior Advisor to Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and a steering committee member of the Pesticide Action Network (India).
Shailendra is a widely cited researcher, writer and columnist. You can read his opinion pieces, photo features and reports at Moneycontrol, Earth Journalism Network, TheThirdPole, SanctuaryAsia, and Scroll.in or click on Latest Articles.