10/4/2012 10:43:28 PM

Dr. Amstrup wins Indianapolis Prize

PBI's senior scientist, Dr. Steven Amstrup is the 2012 winner of the Indianapolis Prize. If you're like me, you have no idea what that means. I did a little Internet search to figure it out.

"The Indianapolis Prize is the world's leading award given to an individual animal conservationist who has made significant achievements in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. The $100,000 biennial award brings the world's attention to the cause of animal conservation and the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the world's endangered species. It represents the largest individual monetary award for animal conservation in the world and is given as an unrestricted gift to the chosen recipient."

So, it's a pretty big deal and a real honor. 

Dr. Amstrup has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to discover the wonders of polar bears, and having learned all about them, is now committed to saving them from extinction.

In announcing the award, the Indianapolis Prize Committee released a video on Dr. Amstrup and his work, you can watch it in the related media section.

The award ceremony took place in Indianapolis on September 29. Additionally, the Indianapolis Prize offered two opportunities for anyone to participate in hour-long webcasts with Dr. Amstrup. 

If you missed the webcasts you can still check out the educational materials and other digital swag. 

While Dr. Amstrup has already done so much to help polar bears, we expect that there is even more to look forward to. We're so glad he's on the PBI team. 


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