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These creatures require our absence to survive, not our help. And if we could only step aside and trust in nature, life will find a way.
- John Hammond

John Hammond is the founder of InGen and the director of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. After the park's initial failure caused by Dennis Nedry, Hammond invited Dr. Alan GrantDr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm back to the island to help him relaunch the operation.[1] Hammond Foundation is named after him.

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John Hammond was the creator of Jurassic Park. His company InGen developed techniques for bringing dinosaurs back to life by extracting dinosaur DNA from prehistoric insects trapped in amber. The project was ambitious but due to budget and time overruns, as well as safety concerns after a worker was killed transporting a Velociraptor, the investors sent Donald Gennaro to asses the park's viability. To counter this, Hammond invited Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler to see the operation as well as his grandchildren, Lex and Tim Murphy.

After the initial wonder at what Hammond had achieved, it became evident that all was not well. When Dennis Nedry cut the power, events took a horrific turn with Hammond powerless to protect the visitors from the dinosaurs he had created. Hammond survived the 1993 Isla Nublar incident and his opinion on the park changed, having realized how dangerous it actually was.

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Sometime after the incident, Hammond and his protégé Cabot Finch invited back Dr. Grant, Dr. Sattler and Dr. Malcolm as consultants to oversee the operations for relaunching Jurassic Park to the public.

After numerous setbacks and attempts at sabotage -which they theorized to be from BioSyn-, Hammond's team managed to restore both operations on Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, and succesfully reopened the park.

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After four years, he was removed from controlling InGen and his position taken by Peter Ludlow, his nephew. Hammond organized a team to travel to Isla Sorna to catalog the dinosaurs surviving there. Dr. Ian Malcolm was convinced to join the team, believing that the dinosaurs should be left in peace on the island. John Hammond died before the construction of Jurassic World, but his legacy was remembered by a statue placed in the Innovation Center.

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