Dr. Steve Amstrup spends much of his career dodging frostbite and following one of the world’s most powerful land predators. For him, it’s a childhood dream come true.
“I am one of the few people in life who ended up doing what they wanted to do since they were little.”
For more than 30 years, Amstrup has been covering the Arctic tundra, following every move of the polar bear. Now that he’s chief scientist for Polar Bears International, Amstrup’s office is the deep freeze barrens of northern Arctic countries where polar bears thrive. Since he was four-years-old, Amstrup has been captivated by bears, knowing from a young age that he wanted to work with these animals in some capacity. And now that he’s ‘on top of the world,’ or at least geographically closer than most of us will ever get, he’s using his position to call attention to the plight of the polar bear.
Amstrup focuses his attention on the population changes of the world’s polar bears. Specifically, he’s looking at how theRead More »from Polar Passion: Dr. Steve Amstrup Dedicates Life to Saving the Polar Bear