John Francis

Specialty: Marine Biologist

As Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration at National Geographic, John Francis directs the Society's grant-making programs around the world as well as its sustainable tourism efforts. A marine biologist and National Geographic grantee, John began his career studying seals and sea lions on remote islands in North and South America. A film on his work led to his role as a producer of wildlife films, covering everything from chimps and tigers to whales and sharks. He continues to travel worldwide furthering National Geographic's global research and conservation efforts.

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