While the world waits for him to square off against Ben Affleck's Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, Henry Cavill is lending his star power to fighting an even more formidable force of nature: extinction. 

The 31-year-old recently visited the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, located on his home island of Jersey in the UK Channel Islands, to announce a collaborative campaign to save endangered species. 

“I’m enormously proud to be part of a team that makes such a huge positive impact on the world," Cavill said in a statement. "Durrell is an organisation with a mission I can really get behind. I feel that saving the diversity of life on our planet will be seen as increasingly important in the not-too-distant future."

Through his new Cavill Conservation website, the actor hopes to encourage people to learn more about Durell, donate, and help adopt some species in need. 

"I genuinely believe that Durrell provide hope for those endangered animals that others may have given up on already," he adds. "They ‘do the seemingly impossible’; I would be truly humbled if I help to make that possible."

Check out Cavill's PSA below.

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Man of Steel Henry Cavill launches campaign to save endangered animals
Superman actor joins forces with the Durrell Wildlife Park in the UK to save species on the verge of extinction.