03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bo Derek Named To Govt. Post On Wildlife Trafficking...

Actress Bo Derek, who keeps Iberian horses and German shepherds at her home in California, is the government's newest advocate for wilder sorts of animals.

At an Earth Day ceremony at the State Department on Friday, Derek was named a special envoy on wildlife trafficking. The department's new Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking is enlisting help from other countries to fight an estimated $10 billion annual black market in wildlife and wildlife parts, second only to trafficking arms and drugs.

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