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Borneo's Responsible Tourism - Ronan Keating Save The Giant Clam Show 7.MPG

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Published on Apr 28, 2012

The Boyzone star is on track to becoming an ambassador for the endangered species after performing at a Save The Giants event in Borneo on 22nd April 2012.

And Ronan, 35, fancies a shot at creating global awareness about the breed which is close to extinction, singing: "Yes we clam!"

Speaking in Borneo, Ro said: "Maybe this is something I can be an ambassador for globally. Sting has the rainforest, maybe I have the giant clams."

He also expressed his concern that Irish people don't know about this environmental issue.

Ro continued: "This is something I wanted to learn more about and help with, that's why I'm here. That message is not spread at home. I'd like to take that message back. I hope other people of my situation can do the same."

Ronan added he reckons it is important to use his fame for good causes.

He said: "When you are in a situation like mine, where you are internationally looked at as successful, you have a voice and you can use it.

"It is very important that we do that. I do a lot of work for cancer charities around the world also."

Keating, was also in Borneo to promote his new film Goddess.

The Rollercoaster star plays a marine biologist — which he says stirred up his interest in the giant clams' calamity.

And while admitting he isn't an expert on the mollusc, he is now on a mission to educate himself about them.

He said: "Since I played the role of a marine biologist, I studied a lot about the sea to try to really involve myself in the role.

"I guess I was interested when I heard about the giant clam propagation project and I wanted to understand more. So, it is nice to be asked to do this and be involved."

And he boasted that his good works don't stop there. Ro said: "I have done some stuff in the North Pole regarding the seas and the melting of the ice caps.

"As much as I can, when I am asked, I like to try and help."

jennifer.obrien@the-sun.ie

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