IFAW launches #OneActForAll to protect the ESA

With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). Together we are launching the #OneActForAll campaign, calling on US citizens to take action. 

The ESA is globally recognized for its contribution to saving wildlife from extinction, but some US special interest groups hate it because it shields imperiled animals and plant species from their most destructive practices. These opponents have allies in Washington, DC and money to burn. Accordingly, congressional attacks on the ESA have been introduced at an alarming rate in recent years.

Under the guise of “streamlining,” “modernizing,” and “reforming” the Act’s wildlife conservation mechanisms, these anti-environment measures target iconic species like the gray wolf, strip protections form imperiled animals abroad, and cut out the critical roles that scientists, government agencies, courts, and the public play in implementing and enforcing the Act. 

Celebrities join with IFAW in protecting the US Endangered Species Act.

These shortsighted policy proposals ignore the ESA’s overwhelming record of success in saving listed species, as well as the fact that protecting species pays dividends in ecosystem services and biodiversity. Anti-ESA bills disregard the principle that removing protections from a keystone species—like the gray wolf—means initiating an ecologically devastating chain reaction, robbing future generations of the world’s iconic wildlife.    

IFAW relies on the ESA to protect species across the globe, from African lions to pangolins. The Act benefits wildlife and people alike; it truly is #OneActForAll of us.

If the Endangered Species Act falls, we all fall. We are now asking US citizens to help us protect this critical legislation. Join us by spreading the word.


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Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Allgood, Country Director, United States
Country Director, United States
Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jason Bell, Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Jimmiel Mandima at IFAW
Deputy Vice President of Conservation
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation
Rikkert Reijnen, Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Program Director, Wildlife Crime