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James Glancy Keynote Speaker

  • Wildlife Conservationist, Filmmaker and Presenter on Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ and National Geographic
  • Director of conservation charity, Veterans For Wildlife
  • Former Royal Marines Commando officer

James Glancy's Biography

James Glancy is a filmmaker, wildlife conservationist and a decorated former Royal Marines Commando officer. He presents on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic and is an established speaker and broadcaster on conservation, wildlife and the environment.

James is currently producing his first feature documentary on Afghanistan, after travelling across the country and living with the people of Afghanistan. It will be released in early 2022 and will be the very last documentary filmed prior to – and during, the collapse of the country and the Taliban takeover. He served for 10 years in the Royal Marines, including 3 operational combat tours of Afghanistan, and was awarded the prestigious Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his leadership on operations.

James has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child, James was taught to dive and swim with sharks by a former US Navy Seal who inspired him to join the British military. His career has now led him back to working with wildlife as a filmmaker and to become an established host on Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ and National Geographic.

A dedicated conservationist, James has become a prominent environmental and wildlife campaigner, working as a Director of conservation charity, Veterans For Wildlife, where he has trained anti-poaching rangers in west and southern Africa. James continues to support conservation campaigns and recently presented a successful environmental series ‘Planet SOS.’

James has strong background in current affairs, history and military operations, and has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford. James was a co-founder of the international risk consultancy AnotherDay.

Speaking Topics

  • Saving our Oceans
  • Working with Sharks
  • Leadership on the frontline
  • Working in Warzones
  • Anti-poaching operations in Africa
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Videos of James Glancy

Discovery | Parachuting Into Shark Infested Waters | Shark Week
Discovery | Parachuting Into Shark Infested Waters | Shark Week
Walking with WILD RHINOS. James meets the Rhino Whisperer
Walking with WILD RHINOS. James meets the Rhino Whisperer
BBC News Channel | Afghanistan
BBC News Channel | Afghanistan
KILLED for Profit: UNDERCOVER in the LION trade
KILLED for Profit: UNDERCOVER in the LION trade
BEHIND THE SCENES! with the NEW Sony FX6
BEHIND THE SCENES! with the NEW Sony FX6

Articles, Media & Podcasts

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