Ian Somerhalder Testifies Before Congress for Wildlife Preservation
He's wild at heart!
Ian Somerhalder testified before Congress Thursday for wildlife conversation. The Vampire Diaries actor, 32, is head of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people to help them positively impact the planet and its creatures.
"Wildlife and environmental conservation has always been not just a passion, but a priority of mine," he said. His foundation "focuses its work around three themes: habitat conservation, species protection and clean energy initiatives."
In an attempt to get congress to consider H.R. 50, a multinational special conservation funds reauthorization act, the actor touted statistics about endangered tigers, rhinos, African and Asian elephants, marine turtles and apes.
"Species conversation is beyond a doubt an issue that truly matters to the American public," he said. "We're lucky in this case, because many of our most beloved wildlife species are clinging to survival by a thread."
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTMovie Makeover
From Crowd Ignite