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Celebs Earn Stripes Helping Save Tigers

Harrison Ford, Bo Derek on board with World Bank effort to preserve habitats
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 11:39 AM CDT
Celebs Earn Stripes Helping Save Tigers
Actress Bo Derek, the Special Envoy of the Secretary of State for Wildlife Trafficking Issues, speaks during a news conference yesterday at the State Department in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

(Newser) – Actors Bo Derek, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall helped the World Bank kick off a tiger-preservation campaign yesterday in Washington, CNN reports, with efforts to save the endangered species' habitats atop the list. Derek, who works with the US State Department to fight trafficking, says the tiger initiative should stem "loss of habitat" and "demand for their body parts, mainly in Asia."

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"I've always thought they might be the single most beautiful animal in the world," Duvall said. "People hunt them like crazy. They're wacko when it comes to shooting things." (Read more World Bank stories.)

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