Leonardo DiCaprio Partners with WWF to Save Tigers

Celebrity News Jun. 1, 2010 AT 11:02AM
Leonardo DiCaprio Partners with WWF to Save Tigers Credit: Jun Sato/WireImage.com

Leonardio DiCaprio's current vacation isn't as laid-back as his frequent romantic getaways with girlfriend Bar Rafaeli.

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Instead, the actor is visiting Asia with the World Wildlife Fund in an effort to save the estimated 3,200 tigers left in the wild from extinction.

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"Tigers are endangered and critical to some of the world’s most important ecosystems,” DiCaprio tells UsMagazine.com in a statement. “Key conservation efforts can save the tiger species from extinction, protect some of the planet’s last wild habitats and help sustain the local communities surrounding them."

With 2010 marking the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the WWF has set a $20 million goal to double the tiger population by 2022 -- the next Year of The Tiger.

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"By protecting this iconic species, we can save so much more," DiCaprio says.

To learn more about DiCaprio's partnership with WWF, visit SaveTigersNow.org for more information.

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