Ashlan and Philippe are environmental advocates and filmmakers with a deep mutual passion for exploration and storytelling. Their mission is to inspire, entertain and motivate people to solve the critical issues facing humans, wildlife and the planet. The Cousteau’s believe making our world a better place can be a life changing adventure.
Philippe and Ashlan are the stars of Travel Channel’s newest adventure series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure. The duo travels the Caribbean Sea diving into maritime mysteries, exploring pirate history and investigating lost treasures. The highly anticipated series premieres Sunday nights at 10pm starting August 20, 2017.
In 2016 they co-hosted Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week exploring the radio-active waters of Bikini Atoll. Ashlan joined Philippe’s eccentric crew in season two of The Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau on CNN’s digital platform Great Big Story. This ground breaking science-based comedy series has garnered over 10 million views to date. In 2015 they co-hosted a three-part series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.
In addition to their work together, Philippe and Ashlan are respected journalists and adventurers in their own right.
Ashlan is well-known in the entertainment world as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and seven years as a reporter and anchor for E News, but her endeavors go beyond the small screen. In 2017, Ashlan traveled to Antarctica to keynote TEDxScottBase, entitled How Entertainment Can Save the Planet. This was the first conference of its kind to take place on the White Continent. At the request of the United Nations, Ashlan served as host for the UN’s convention in Quito, Ecuador. She was selected by former Vice-President Al Gore to be the opening anchor for his internationally live broadcast of Climate Reality in 2015. Ashlan has presented to the Society of Environmental Journalists, has been a speaker at SXSW Eco and continues to be a leading voice for environmental issues on Capitol Hill. She has been recognized on numerous talk-shows and in international media for her work in pop culture and conservation.
Philippe is the third generation of the legendary Cousteau family. He is an Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker, and co-founder of EarthEcho International who has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Currently, he is the host and executive producer of Awesome Plant, a weekly syndicated television series on Fox, now in its fourth season. As a special correspondent for CNN he has hosted several award-winning shows including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra. 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 take action for a sustainable planet. Philippe is also a sought after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, USC, the Society of Environmental Journalists and many more. He has testified before Congress and most recently presented at TEDx Pennsylvania Ave.
The adventurous duo reside in Los Angeles, California with their rescue dog, Kenai Cousteau.