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Kristin Davis' Philanthropy Works Honored at Genesis Awards

March 21, 2011 (1:51 am) GMT
The actress has been awarded a Wyler Award at Saturday night's Genesis Awards for her philanthropy efforts to increase public awareness on devastating life of orphaned African elephants.

Animal loving-actress was honored for raising awareness of orphaned elephants at Saturday night's, March 19, Genesis Awards. The "" star works closely with wildlife conservationists in Kenya to help rescue elephants who are hunted by poachers for their tusks.

Now her philanthropy efforts have been hailed by organizers of the annual Genesis Awards, which are handed out to those who work to raise public awareness and understanding of animal issues. Davis received the Wyler Award " in recognition of the media attention she has brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants" at the ceremony hosted by the Humane Society of the United States in Century City, California.

Animated movie "" was praised for highlighting animal rights issues and giving an "inspiring message about tolerance and respect for all living creatures", while vampire TV drama "" won a prize for a plot about dog fighting.

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