Jean-Michel Cousteau's statement on release of captive whales

June 28, 2019
Screen Shot 2019-06-28 at 9.18.09 PM_0.jpgThe video and photo images that are circulating from Thursday’s release of 2 orcas and 6 belugas raise serious questions about the welfare of the orcas and beluga whales who are being returned to the ocean in Far Eastern Russia ...

'Now is the Time for Action' PSA with Jean-Michel Cousteau

June 27, 2019
IraMeyer_PolarBear_Print_1.jpgNow more than ever, it is up to us to become engaged in environmental issues and continue the momentum to better protect our ocean and our water planet ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau and The Whale Sanctuary Project Team on Returning Whales to Ocean

June 26, 2019
JMC_RussianWhales_0.pngRussia has begun the process of returning the whales that were illegally captured last year back to the area where they were captured. Jean-Michel Cousteau and The Whale Sanctuary Project have the following statement ...

Russia Begins the Process of Returning Captive Whales to the Ocean

June 22, 2019
srednyaya-bay-orca-release-yuri-smityuk-TASS_0.jpgRussia has loaded 8 animals – two orcas and six beluga whales – into trucks with water reservoirs to begin to move them 1,100 miles back to the Shantar Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk....

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Letter to President Putin

June 17, 2019
safe_image.php__0.jpgOn behalf of the Jean-Michel Cousteau/Whale Sanctuary Project team, Jean-Michel Cousteau submitted the following to President Putin for consideration of a public response during President Putin's annual hotline Q&A with the Russian people ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau loves beluga whales!

May 22, 2019
Screen Shot 2019-05-21 at 10.12.14 AM_0.pngBeluga whales are highly intelligent cetaceans that live in cold, northern oceans. They communicate with each other and their mothers pass on information to their children...

Plan to Immediately Release Orcas in Srednyaya Bay Should Not Be Adopted

May 17, 2019
RABIN_09843 GOV JMC ORCAS in P3_2.jpg“It puts the well-being of these orcas at undue risk and compromises their long-term survival,” Cousteau said. “We cannot support or participate in this plan” ...

Recommendations for Release of Orcas and Belugas from Srednyaya Bay

May 14, 2019
All team after signing HR_1.jpegPreliminary results of the behavioral analyses conducted by the Team show that all orcas and belugas in the holding facility at Srednyaya Bay can be rehabilitated and released ...

Young people are the decision makers of tomorrow

May 9, 2019

Screen Shot 2019-05-09 at 12.56.20 PM.jpgFrom his office in Santa Barbara, Jean-Michel shares his message about how we are connected to the ocean and how much we depend upon the quality of the ocean for the quality of our lives...

Statement of Russian Consilium Mirrors Assessment of Jean-Michel Cousteau Team

April 25, 2019
All team after signing HR_1.jpegPreliminary results of the behavioral analyses conducted by the Team show that all orcas and belugas in the holding facility at Srednyaya Bay can be rehabilitated and released ...