The 2012 winner of the biennial Indianapolis Prize – seen as the Nobel Prize of Conservation – is polar bear scientist Steve Amstrup, who has been studying these animals and their habitat since 1980. Steve, who is chief scientist at Polar Bear International, predicts that two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population will have gone by 2050 and that polar bears will be extinct by the end of the century. Accepting the award of US$100,000, which is given to a person deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to the conservation of a single animal (or multiple) ...


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