1. Leonardo DiCaprio gave $3 million to the environmental and ocean protection group Oceana. "Protecting our planet's oceans and the marine species that call it home is one of the most pressing sustainability crises facing humanity today," he said.
2. Ricky Gervais, a long-time animal lover, publicly backed the The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos and promoted the march on Twitter.
3. Meryl Streep released a statement to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on behalf of The Humane Society, which urged him to prohibit sales of rhino horn and ivory in the state. Streep's statement says: "As a New Jersey native I was delighted to learn from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that our state could be the first in the country to enact a ban on the importation and sale of ivory – a product of horrific cruelty to elephants and rhinos, who could very well become extinct within decades if we don't act now. Governor, you have my full support and I hope you usher this critical bill through without delay." A bill prohibiting ivory sales in New Jersey was passed on Aug. 5.