Why should the government named Bo Derek its newest advocate for wildlife trafficking? Partly because the model has proven to make good with sorts of animals as she keeps Iberian horses and German shepherds at her home in California.
Thus the beauty has, at an Earth Day ceremony at the State Department on Friday, been named a special envoy on wildlife trafficking. "I'm very excited. I think I'll learn as I go exactly what my role will be," Derek said on her choosing. "We are at a critical time where we're just about to lose control over our wildlife and their habitats. ... But it's not hopeless. And I think that's what appeals to me also."