ANN DE GREEF
President | Director GAIA Belgium | GAIA
The world is a magnificent place, teeming with life. However, the human race is pushing our planet to the brink of extinction and is solely responsible for the dire straits many animal species find themselves in. Animals have come to depend on dedicated and compassionate humans to safeguard their future and guarantee their survival on this one planet, we all call home. Jean-Claude Van Damme is fully committed to the animal cause, a strong defender of animal rights, a valiant knight, braving the fight against human inflicted animal cruelty. We are extremely grateful for your ongoing support to help us as GAIA’s Animal Rights Ambassador to make Belgium a better place for animals. You are a true animal advocate, a true Voice of the Voiceless. Thank you!
TANYA VALKERING - DE MEESTER
Social Media Manager
My name is Tanya Valkering - de Meester, I live in The Netherlands and I'm the Social Media Manager of Jean-Claude van Damme. I've been a massive fan for 25 years before becoming as lucky as I am today to actually be able to work for him and call him my boss and friend. Unlike all the other girls my age, who adored either Take That or the Spice Girls in their teens, I adored Jean-Claude van Damme... Now, all grown up and in my mid-thirties, I still consider myself a big fan, but having the honour to be able to work with him, to talk to him on a regular basis and getting to know him personally, I can honestly tell you my adoration for him has turned into deep respect. His dream, to do everything he can to be able to help preserving the wildlife, helping animals in general and making a difference to try to save as many innocent creatures as possible, is one we share.
Attorney-at-Law - Brussels, Belgium
When Jean-Claude Van Damme becomes personally and passionately involved in a project, the results are amazing and you had better be prepared! Endangered species, threatened ecosystems, local wildlife, be aware: you now have JCVD to fight for you.
Chairman | Painted Dog Conservation Incorporated
Since working with JCVD it is obvious his passion for wildlife and ecosystems is unparalleled. He has had a lifelong dream of saving, protecting and advocating for the animals. That dream is now a reality. By partnering with effective In Situ organisations; he will ensure that we protect and conserve some of Earth’s most endangered species. Our passion the Painted Dog is Africa’s most persecuted carnivore. It is estimated that a mere 6,000 remain in the wild. Our dream is to ensure they endure for future generations. Together we will make this happen.
Presidential Appointee | Los Angeles Elected Official | Education Committee City of Los Angeles
Jean Claude Van Damme is known as the "Muscles from Brussels" but he should be even more known for his big heart! JCVD has become one of my favorite people on this planet with his profound devotion to animals and his commitment to action instead of just words. Let's change the world my friend!!
Native Title @ Environmental Services Consultant | Tocomwall Pty Ltd.
Jean-Claude, is a man for and of nature. He has been on a pathway all his life to protect and look after the endangered animals and the environment in which they live. JCVD had a dream to make this happen and after working with him on this as an Australian Aboriginal person from the Wonnarua People, JVCD thinks and believes as our creator taught our people. We are here on this planet to work and live in harmony with the animals and the environment, JCVD does not just have a dream he has a gift that he is sharing with all the world. The outcome will ensure that our future generations will be able to live and learn from this gift and that his legacy is that the entire world and our animals will survive together.
Director | White Leeds Arid Wetlands
Since meeting JCVD, I discovered that we share a common passion for animals and a vision that is dedicated to the protection of threatened species worldwide. The dream JCVD has to create a world where animals are no longer at risk from human activity and greed is shared by myself and many others and will continue to grow until it becomes a reality. He is a true ambassador for the animal kingdom and his dedication to saving threatened species is an inspiration that crosses borders, countries and continents.
JCVD World | Website Manager
I've been a big fan of Jean Claude since I was 9 years old. I always admired him and looked up to him as my childhood hero. Now at 32, I'm honoured to call him a colleague and even more so a true friend. Today I know him to be much more than just a movie star on the posters. I see the determination of a man driven to succeed on a whole new level, with the love and respect he has for animals and the environment. We've had many conversations about the ways he wants to help and give back to those in need with selfless love and care. He has made me see what's really important in life and that material things are of no true meaning. Giving back is the true gift in life.