Sanjiv Fernando

Program Coordinator

Our work involves finding and implementing new ways to protect endangered wildlife from extinction and I love working for such an important cause.

Sanjiv Fernando, Research Associate


Sanjiv Fernando is a Program Coordinator for RESOLVE's Biodiversity and Climate team. He coordinates the Quick Response Fund for Nature, manages human-wildlife coexistence projects, applies data and spatial analysis to global conservation issues, and provides project & program management for the Biodiversity and Climate team. His work focuses primarily on human-wildlife conflict, habitat preservation, landscape conservation, anti-poaching, and conservation technology. Sanjiv also assists with coordination and development of social impact enterprises, including RESOLVE Enterprises and WildTech@RESOLVE.

Prior to joining RESOLVE, Sanjiv was a Geospatial Consultant at Winrock International. Before that, he completed his Master's degree at Clark University, where he conducted pioneering research on human-leopard conflict in communities bordering Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. Now, at RESOLVE, his goal is to protect endangered wildlife, their habitats, and local communities.

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