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Philippe Cousteau            

Explorer, Social Entrepreneur & Environmental Advocate; Grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau is a multi Emmy-nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. Cousteau is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated weekly syndicated series Awesome Planet. As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including his series Going Green which ran for four years and the 8-part special Expedition Sumatra. Cousteau has also hosted and produced television programs for Animal Planet and the 8-part series Oceans for the BBC and Discovery Channel.

Cousteau and his wife Ashlan were the stars of The Travel Channel’s hit series Caribbean Pirate Treasure; winner of a Cynopsis Media Award for Best Adventure Reality Series. In 2016 Cousteauteamed up with his wife Ashlan to co-host Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week. In 2015, they co-hosted a three-part series with, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai. His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2005 he founded EarthEcho International; a leading environmental education organization that is building a global youth movement to restore and protect our ocean planet. To date, EarthEcho has activated over 2 million youth in 146 countries through its programs.

As an author, Cousteau’s children’s book, Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. In addition, he has co-written, "Going Blue" and "Make a Splash," both of which have won multiple awards. His new book series, "The Endangereds," launched in September of 2020 and his latest book, "Oceans for Dummies," which he co-authored with his wife Ashlan was released in February 2021.

Cousteau is a sought-after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, the University of Florida, the Society of Environmental Journalists, The Economist Magazine global summit, and countless corporate events and global conferences. He has testified before Congress several times and serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, the Board of Antarctica 2020, the Board of Directors of Green 2.0, and the Board of Advisors of the Environmental Media Association.


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Ashlan Gorse and Philippe Cousteau Jr. Across a Crowded Room. Kosuke Okahara for The New York Times. The couple at the 16th-century chateau near ...

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