Nick Carter named dolphins ambassador

  1. Nick Carter named dolphins ambassador

    May 18, 2007 04:27 PM
    associated press

    WASHINGTON–Nick Carter of the pop band Backstreet Boys has been appointed as a UN special ambassador of the Year of the Dolphin.
    "I was shocked. And happy at the exact same time because I really felt like it was an honour," he said yesterday.
    The Year of the Dolphin campaign is aimed at raising awareness of dolphins in the wild, the threats they face to their survival and actions that could help their wild conservation.
    Carter, who starred on the E! Entertainment reality show House of Carters with his siblings, said he's still a student of the campaign.
    "The issues involved with the dolphins are things that I am learning," the 27-year-old singer said. "I don't want to be this person to come across and say, `Why, I know what's going on' and shove it down people's throats. (Because) I don't know everything."
    Carter said he'll expand on the same feelings he expressed in a song he wrote called "Believe" in order to write a new anthem about the plight of dolphins.
    "I am probably going to go back to the drawing board and try to outdo myself and write an even better song," Carter said.


    I put this here instead of Celebrities because, yes, it's Nick Carter, but it's Nick Carter working on a cause that benefits animals.