Amstrup Wins 2012 Prize
Nominations for the 2014 Now Open
Dr. Steven Amstrup of Polar Bears
International was named the recipient of the 2012
Read more about how Dr. Amstrup is working to save these
magnificent marine mammals. PLUS,
nominations are now open
for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize! For
information on nominating a deserving animal conservationist,
contact Amy Kerrick at
The deadline is February 28, 2013 - don't wait to nominate
someone for the $250,000 Prize.
all about Steve Amstrup and his efforts to save the polar bears!
Encounter the Polar Bear in
Zoo Trip to Churchill,
October 29-November 3, 2013
fall, join the Indianapolis Zoo and Frontiers North Adventures
on an incredible trip to meet the world’s largest land predator
— the mighty polar bear — up close and personal.
This excursion to the wilds of Manitoba, Canada, will
bring you and your Zoo guide right into the Churchill Wildlife
Management Area, the destination of the largest concentration of
polar bears in the world. Join us as we explore the tundra on
the world-famous Tundra Buggies, encountering bears and other
fascinating arctic creatures, while enjoying presentations by
Polar Bears International and our own knowledgeable interpretive
guides. Some of the fun options include a visit to the Eskimo
Museum and a dog-sledding excursion.
The Indianapolis Zoo has a long-standing
relationship with the staff of Polar Bears International, for
which we serve as an Arctic Ambassador, helping them promote the
conservation of these endangered animals.
In addition, the 2012 winner of the Indianapolis Prize,
the world’s leading award for animal conservation, was Dr.
Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears
International, and the most influential person working on polar
bear conservation today.
For information on this once-in-a-lifetime
travel opportunity, contact Jennifer Barker at (317) 630-2014 or
around the globe who contributes their skill, time, effort, and
passion to the cause of animal conservation is a real hero.
Hero is a word that is often used in today's fast-paced,
media-heavy society, perhaps not always in the most appropriate
circumstances. But the people who are honored by their
involvement with the Indianapolis Prize fit the bill of true
heroes - heroes who are not always fully appreciated for the
work they contribute and the hope they bring to the cause of
saving the Earth's wildlife and wild places. Everyone who
is nominated brings great honor to the Prize, and we are proud
to tell a part of their stories of heroism and hope.
Photo: 2008 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. George Schaller,
on location in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge