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Filmmaker - Explorer - Advocate

"Adventure is where you lead a full life."

 

 

 

ABOUT

Philippe at 6 with his grandfather

Philippe at 6 with his grandfather

Philippe Cousteau is an Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker and social entrepreneur who has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement, inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

He and wife Ashlan produced and hosted the number one cable rated show, Nuclear Sharks, for Discovery Channel's Shark Week 2016. In addition, Philippe and Ashlan co-hosted Ocean month in June 2016 for Pivot Television. In 2015 they lead a three-part expedition series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.

Philippe and Ashlan on expedition in Marshall Islands

Philippe and Ashlan on expedition in Marshall Islands

As executive producer and host of Awesome Planet, a television series syndicated on Fox and Hulu, Cousteau was nominated for a daytime Emmy in 2015 as "Best Host".  Philippe is also the anchor of the hugely successful series The Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau on GreatBigStory.com, garnering over 10 million views in its first season.  Season 2 will be released Fall 2016.  Serving as a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra.  

Philippe’s latest book, Follow the Moon Home was released in April of 2016.  In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award.

Philippe testing water with youth in Washington DC

Philippe testing water with youth in Washington DC

 

His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet.  With a over ten years in operation, EarthEcho has established itself as a leading youth environmental education organization.

 

Solar Panels on Panzi Hospital roof

Solar Panels on Panzi Hospital roof

Philippe is also a successful social entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to do good.  In 2012 he partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the impact investment ETF, Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GIVE).  A percentage of the fund’s management fees support philanthropic projects around the world including the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo, an award winning hospital focused on the treatment and empowerment of women.

Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles.

ONLINE

Philippe Cousteau introduces us to narwhals, unicorns of the sea. The grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau studies and explores the world's oceans just like his grandfather. His quest is to find a narwhal in the wild of the arctic.

PART 1: Rhinos

PART 2: Tigers

PART 3: Community

THE AQUATIC WORLD OF PHILIPPE COUSTEAU

Philippe hosts an 8-part series for GreatBigStory.com about the weird, the wonderful and the shocking creatures found in the ocean.  As a tongue in cheek tribute to The Life Aquatic and therefore to his own legacy, this series is a fun and unexpected way to explore real science.

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TREASURES OF THE TERAI

In partnership with Takepart.com, Philippe and Ashlan launch a new series exploring hope in the face of the global poaching crisis.

"The black market demand for exotic animal trophies threatens some of our world's most valuable natural treasures. Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau, along with the World Wildlife Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, journeyed deep into the jungles of the Terai region of southern Nepal in search of wildlife. Join them as they seek answers to an important question: How has this impoverished nation stemmed the tide of illegal poaching?"

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TELEVISION

XPLORATION AWESOME PLANET

Each week Philippe hosts and co-executive produces a 30 minute riveting earth science documentary series that explores the most spectacular places – on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth.  Syndicated on Fox stations throughout the country each Saturday morning and available free on Hulu.com the third season of Awesome Planet will premier in the Fall of 2016.

Nominated for Daytime Emmy Best Host.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH SEASONS ONE AND TWO

 
Swarming Gray Reef Sharks off Bikini Atoll

Swarming Gray Reef Sharks off Bikini Atoll

NUCLEAR SHARKS FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL SHARK WEEK 2016

Philippe Cousteau, and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travel to the Bikini Atoll to explore a marine environment destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War. The nuclear devices detonated across the atoll vaporized two islands and destroyed every living thing.  Remarkably, 70 years later, nature has proved resilient and restored the marine ecosystem, re-populating the atoll with reef sharks.   But since reef sharks are considered non-migratory, where did they come from? How did they re-populate these remote atolls?  The team tags 17 sharks with GPS satellite tags and discovers that sharks do indeed migrate atoll-to-atoll.  Unfortunately and unexpectedly, the team also uncovers an illegal fishing fleet taking sharks from inside one of the largest shark sanctuaries in the Pacific. 

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BOOKS

FOLLOW THE MOON HOME

Acclaimed environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson team up to offer a story of the powerful difference young people can make in the world. Meet Viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea, and follow her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring together a whole community to save the sea turtles of the South Carolina coast.

 

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Awards

  • Nautilus Gold Award Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 
  • 100 Best Children’s Products
  • 10 Best Socially Responsible Products

GOING BLUE: A TEEN GUIDE TO SAVING OUR OCEANS

Going Blue educates young people about the earth’s water crisis and gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action. With lively photos and practical suggestions, the book helps teens plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planet’s water system. Along the way, readers learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, bottled water, and much more.

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MAKE A SPLASH!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands

This elementary-level counterpart to the award-winning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands teaches elementary kids about the earth’s water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Filled with facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and service projects for kids to help them make a difference. 

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CONSERVATION

EarthEcho International

I founded EarthEcho International in 2004 because I believe that youth are the hope for our planet and that a strong and effective environmental movement must be built through the next generation.  I am proud to say that EarthEcho has become the leading youth education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable future.  It was founded in honor of my father Philippe Cousteau Sr.


GLOBAL ECHO FOUNDATION

I founded the GlobalEcho Foundation with one simple goal. To leverage Wall Street to do good.  The Global Echo Foundation is the sister organization of the GlobalEcho Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE: GIVE) which I founded in partnership with Advisorshares investments.  The Fund is the first multi-manager ETF with an absolute return and sustainable investment mandate. It is listed on the New York Stock exchange. and provides a percentage of its management to the foundation which in turn supports solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community from social issues impacting women and children to environmental conservation. The Foundation will also focus on supporting micro enterprise.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

GLOBALECHO FUND

The Global Echo ETF is the culmination of three years of work aiming to leverage financial markets and Wall Street to contribute to the greater good.  What started as a casual conversation with a friend lamenting the state of the economy and the difficulty in raising money for important causes became a journey to discovery a new approach to investing and philanthropic giving.  The culmination of that journey is a partnership with AdvisorShares Investments to develop the AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE: GIVE), which will bring the first multi-manager ETF with an absolute return and sustainable investment mandate to advisors and their clients.


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