James Glancy is a passionate wildlife conservationist and cameraman. He hosts on Discovery Channel's Shark Week and presents the environmental wildlife show Planet SOS on the Mail Plus. He previously served in the Royal Marines.


James has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child James always had a passion for animals, and  was taught to dive and swim with sharks at a young age by a former US Navy Seal, who inspired him to join the Royal Marines and eventually become a conservationist.


James is a Director of conservation charity,  Veterans For Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of endangered species and combating the global trade in shark fins. As Director of Special Projects, James is part of a team building a Zulu community owned game reserve in KwaZulu Natal that will become a safe haven for rhinos, and manages projects in West Africa, protecting the precious ecosystems of the rainforest.

James has taken his wildlife passion into television as a cameraman and presenter.  You can keep up to date on James Glancy's conservation and tv projects on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Shark Week Interview

James Glancy and Paul de Gelder discuss their latest Discovery Channel Show, SharkWrecked: Crashlanding

Sharkwrecked: Crashlanding

Clips from Sharkwrecked Crashlanding with James Glancy and Paul de Gelder

James Glancy Showreel 

James Glancy's showreel compilation with footage from his global expeditions


Advert for the original Sharkwrecked show on Sharkweek with James Glancy and Paul de Gelder

Discovery - Thai Cave Rescue

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BBC interview with James Glancy and Frank Gardiner on Afghanistan

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