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.
Nepal's tribal communities are on the front lines of a remarkably successful fight for animal conservation.
About Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau
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.
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.