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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: The society believes that only an informed and educated public can make decisions necessary to protect and manage the world's natural resources. Educational efforts directed toward members, classrooms, and the general public include production of films and books based on expeditions, publication of calypso log and cousteau kids magazines, statements on developing issues participation in special events and outreach to over 100,000 students in over 2,000 classrooms.

Programs: Research and filmsexpedition and research costs related to the production and distribution of educational films and costs associated with storing and maintaining film libraries and expedition equipment and artifacts. Costs related to coastal managment studies.

public educationanswers to members enviromental questions; publication of enviromental books, video tapes, and dvds; public exhibits; un/ngo activies; participation in meetings of the international whaling commission and similar organizations.

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Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

I'm afraid that after *years* of donating to The Cousteau Society, they have seen the last of my money. Something is wrong there; I have donated two years in a row now via Google Checkout, and haven't seen any of the expected membership benefits (including the over-$100 level red watch cap, which I qualified for with my December 2011 donation). No one returns calls to the 800 number or emails to *any* email address, and if you dial any of the office numbers direct (NY, VA), you get a message that the number has been disconnected. What is going on there? I can't say, but I fear that my money has been going into a black hole for the past two years, which is quite sad considering the good work that Captain Cousteau did for so many years.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I have been donating to The Cousteau Society for many years, but they seem to be in some sort of difficulties. A check I sent in early November 2011 wasn't cashed until February 2012, and a recent mailing indicates they temporarily halted any fund-raising solicitations. Sounds like financial difficulties based on their Charity Navigator rating.

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