DiCaprio Boosts Tiger Campaign

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DiCaprio Boosts Tiger Campaign
Leonardo DiCaprio met with a leading Indian politician last week (begs20Sep10) as part of his campaign to preserve the world's tiger population.

The Titanic star announced in May he has pledged his support to the World Wildlife Fund's Save Tigers Now initiative, which aims to raise $20 million (£13 million) to help double the number of the species by 2022.

And he has now boosted the campaign's profile by meeting with India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at a Coalition of Rainforest Nations event in New York on Friday.

An Indian government official tells Afp, "The actor met the minister and has expressed his interest to play a crucial role in sensitising the global community to the cause of the Indian tiger. DiCaprio plans to come to India to be a part of the conservation efforts."

DiCaprio is not the only star backing the campaign - earlier this year Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan called for more work to preserve India's dwindling tiger population.

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