In celebration of Earth Month 2011, Contiki is excited to announce our partnership with environmentalist, adventurer and world explorer, Céline Cousteau. Céline is the granddaughter of world renowned Jacques Cousteau and the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker, Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Contiki has joined forces with Cousteau to help further educate our travelers and team about environmental issues, particularly marine ecosystems. For the next three years,
Céline Cousteau will interact with travelers through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter), as well as through video updates on Contiki’s website and our YouTube channel. We are united through our common goals for sustainable conservation and ocean advocacy, and we are excited to work with her guidance to continue building on the achievements of our current Conservation Foundation projects.
This year, Contiki supports two projects involved in the critical task of marine protection. From contributing to young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef via the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership program to funding Oceana‘s valuable research work in the Mediterranean.
As an ‘oceanaut’, Céline Cousteau’s frequent global travels have seen her embarking on expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon, following the grey whale migration from Baja, California to Alaska and researching shark species on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. She is a passionate spokesperson and expedition member for her father’s non-profit organization, Ocean Futures Society, whose mission is to educate responsible citizens and to raise awareness about ocean protection. Cousteau has hosted ocean documentaries for both PBS and The Discovery Channel.
Find out more information about our partnership with Céline Cousteau at http://www.contiki.com/celinecousteau