Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to L.A. Times Editor about Keiko

JMCKeiko_hires_0_0.jpgWhile we applaud the SeaWorld decision to stop captive breeding and phase out theatrical shows, Mr. Manby’s characterization of the Keiko program as a failure misses the point ...

Leader of peace and the environment is assassinated in Honduras

March 4, 2016
BERTA_0.jpeg Another flower in the garden of Environmental Defenders was crushed by the dark forces committed to destroying our common home and a sustainable future ...

Environmental News January to February 2016

Quote for the week

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on Earth.”
— Heinrich Zimmer

El Niño: The Not So Little Global Event

February 24, 2016
Holly Lohuis, marine biologist with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team, safely dives with Humboldt squid.  Ecologically the northern migration of this supreme predator is an important message of our changing seas. Photo by: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyAs ocean temperatures climb in the eastern Pacific Ocean along the equatorial coast of the Americas, a cascade of events begins to unfold ...

Ecocide in Cancun

January 29, 2016
CZIFpCtVAAE0jIN_0_0.jpg The destruction of vital mangroves, or any critical coastal habitat, is absolutely devastating to the planet, communities in Cancun, Mexico and around the world ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak In Porter Ranch, Los Angeles

January 26, 2016
The lack of Southern California Gas Company to protect the public from the gas leak, or even inform them about the problem in a timely manner, is a violation of our basic rights ...

Spirits of the Sea: Keeping Cetaceans Wild

January 20, 2016
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Ingrid Visser and rescuers of the stranded orca, Rakey, make sure she is reunited with her family and not sent to an amusement park, which is the unfortunate fate of other rescued orcas around the world. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThere are many animals in the sea that captivate me, but none more than the magnificent and stunning marine mammals, the whales and dolphins of our oceans ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Paris Climate Accord

December 26, 2015
In December 2015, nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris and accomplished what had never been done before ...

An Exciting and Crucial Moment in History: Paris Climate Conference 2015

December 10, 2015
Climate change will affect every one of us, we must take serious actions now so that future generations may have the same privileges we have had the honor to know.  © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyMany things have changed since my childhood days growing up in the south of France. I have witnessed beautiful, untouched treasures on earth, and I have seen the destructive consequences of human’s careless actions ...

Statement for World Decision-Makers at the UN Climate Conference in Paris

December 9, 2015
IraMeyer - PolarBearTime is running out. There has been enough talking. We must take actions now to change the course of our global future ...
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