I recently had the opportunity to interview one of the most amazing scientists I know – and his story continued to wow me, the more I spoke with him. His utter dedication to his work, his ability to have studied one of the most intriguing creatures in a really desolate landscape, and the determination to stick with it for 30 years to create a body of work so remarkable is just awe-inspiring.

Introducing: Steve Amstrup – Polar Bear Wizard!

Steven Amstrup, Chief Scientist for Polar Bears International, has worked diligently on polar bears for over 30 years. He radio-collared some of the first bears and discovered that annual activity areas for 75 tracked females averaged at a stunning 149,000 square kilometers. His recent work highlighted the cost of global warming to these incredible animals and the sea ice they so closely depend on.

Read the full interview on Mongabay.com