Treasures of the Terai


Treasures of the Terai

"We cannot have environmental sustainability without human sustainability."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau


About Treasures of the Terai

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?


Ashlan and Philippe see firsthand the effects of hunting endangered animals when they meet a baby rhino orphaned by poachers.

Treasures of the Terai: Indian Rhinos


Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau track a Bengal tiger through the jungle.
Will they find the elusive cat?

Treasures of the Terai: Bengal Tigers


Nepal's tribal communities are on the front lines of a remarkably successful fight for animal conservation.

Treasures of the Terai: Community Action


TakePart has teamed up with Adventure International to give one lucky winner and a guest the trip of a lifetime – a trek in Nepal. For over a decade, Adventure International has provided authentic and dynamic travel experiences based on a firm commitment to socially responsible travel. With this foundation, AI works hand-in-hand with community leaders and strongly supports local employment, grass roots non-profit organizations and various development projects, to ensure the well-being of natural habitats and local communities. In the office and on the ground, AI adheres to strict sustainable and ethical operation policies. AI is dedicated to creating truly inspiring, comfortable travel experiences and our management team and chosen guides take this commitment to heart.


About Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau

About Philippe

Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau, Jr. is an Emmy nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur and has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement. He is the co-founder of EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet. Philippe is also the host and executive producer of the television series Awesome Planet.


About Ashlan


Veteran entertainment journalist and adventure seeker Ashlan Gorse Cousteau has traveled the world to interview today’s biggest celebrities and cover a broad range of events and experiences from diving with great white sharks to working with youth saving the environment. When not on expedition to wildlife conservation hotspots, Ashlan is a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.