Ian Somerhalder Addresses Congress to Save Wildlife

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Ian Somerhalder jetted to Washington, D.C. on Thursday to urge members of the U.S. Congress to push for greater preservation of natural resources.

The 32 year old is an avid environmentalist and has set up his own non-profit organization, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, to boost awareness about humans' impact on the planet.

He testified at Capitol Hill in a four-minute speech in a bid to explain the importance of conservation wildlife, especially for those species most at risk.

In a detailed testimony, the actor listed the benefits of having tigers, rhinos, elephants, marine turtles and apes in large numbers in their natural habitat and the dangers they face from mankind.

He added, "Looking around the world at these wildlife, it's abundantly clear that humans have benefited from nature in so many ways but have also brought many species to the brink of extinction."

Not only is Ian easy on the eyes and a TV star, but he's passionate about our environment. Could he be any more perfect?

Also below, check out what happened when Ian and his co-stars on "The Vampire Diaries" hit up Comic-Con.

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