International conservationist to present annual Aldo Leopold Lecture – May 8

Dr. M. Sanjayan, host of the PBS television series EARTH A New Wild, will visit the UW-Madison campus to present the 18th Annual Aldo Leopold Lecture. In his talk, titled Welcome to the New Wild: Saving Nature in a Human Dominated World, Sanjayan will show how wildlife and humans are co-existing in our modern world. He will describe some surprising ways in which wildlife and people can mutually benefit each other and explain why saving nature ultimately means saving ourselves.

The event will take place on Friday, May 8, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ebling Auditorium, Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive. A reception in the 1st floor atrium of Microbial Sciences Building will precede the lecture and begins at 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture visit

Dr. Sanjayan is Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist at Conservation International, Washington, DC.