Pierce Brosnan & Jane Goodall Campaign To Save Endangered Species Act From Attack By Congress

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has partnered with dozens of high-profile celebrities to stand together to challenge dangerous attacks on the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), which has recently come under fire by Congress.

IFAW Ambassadors Pierce Brosnan, Slash, Samantha Bee, Nina Dobrev, Mark Ruffalo, Wilmer Valderrama, and Susan Sarandon are among those appearing in the organization’s #OneActForAll campaign which features the celebrities in a series of images and videos, each paired with a different species that currently benefits or could benefit from the protections of the ESA.

“The symbol of the bald eagle for the United States represents freedom and strength. Thanks to the ESA and other environmental laws, their once critically endangered population has recovered. Attempts to dismantle the ESA could result in a domino effect, destroying hundreds of animals and plants under its protection right now. This is a game we can’t afford to play,” said actor and activist Mark Ruffalo. “I’m standing with IFAW, because we, as citizens of this planet, have a responsibility to protect it and all the creatures on it.”

Assets of the #OneActForAll campaign will be disseminated through digital channels, including www.oneactforall.com, an action-focused website designed to easily allow supporters to join the campaign and contact their legislators instantly, IFAW’s social channels, and those of the celebrities and other supporters and influencers.

Dr. Jane Goodall, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Mick Fleetwood, Camilla Belle, Whitney Cummings, Alison Eastwood, Scott Eastwood, Leona Lewis, Eddie Vedder, and Rainn Wilson are also among the many recognizable names and IFAW Ambassadors that are participating in the campaign.

“Chimpanzees along with other great apes are our closest living relatives. We need strong laws like the ESA to truly protect them,” stated Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.

The ESA was established in 1973 in order to protect wildlife from extinction and has proven to be a massive success, preventing the disappearance of 99% of listed species, including the bald eagle, grizzly bear, American alligator, humpback whale, California condor, black-footed ferret, and many other plants and animals.

“IFAW is standing up for endangered species when some of our elected politicians are putting targets on their backs,” said Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of IFAW. “The law that best protects our most imperiled animals is under attack. That’s why these celebrities have generously lent their voices to make everyone aware of what is at stake: the loss of beloved and iconic animals here in the United States and abroad.”

“Without your support, the ESA will fall and if the ESA falls, all endangered species fall,” concluded Azzedine Downes, President, and CEO of IFAW.

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