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“Founded in 1973 by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Society has more than 50,000 members worldwide. Under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, the Society continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet. Half a century of protecting water systems has expanded to embrace a wide variety of programs to encourage communities to achieve sustainable harmony with Nature as the Cousteau Label program.”

“Educating people to understand, to love and to protect the water systems of the planet, marine and fresh water, for the well-being of future generations.”

“To Understand
Through our ship Alcyone’s expeditions to the most sensitive regions of the planet, through movies, books and publications, multimedia technology, conferences and advocacy in international media and meetings as reported in News, through educational programs with Ecotechnie Chairs at the university level and with CousteauKids in the classroom for children.

To Love
Cousteau neigeThrough the link between members of the US- and France-based organizations and through the network of Cousteau Schools. Love for the environment entails diagnosing its needs and tending to it, which come at a price. To maintain their independence, The Cousteau Society and Cousteau Society accept no government subsidies. To finance projects, The Cousteau Society and Cousteau Society rely on the help of individuals. Join us! Help us! The more people who express their commitment to our cause, the more influence we have in the battles that loom ahead.

To Protect
Through the Cousteau Label program for integrated development of the world’s coastal regions, through the petition for an International Court of the Environment and through encouraging potential antagonists to request arbitration of their conflicts by the Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague, so that the Rights of Future Generations may be preserved.”

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