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Nikita Ovsyanikov

About Nikita Ovsyanikov

Polar Bear Specialist & Guide


A professional zoologist and doctor of biological sciences, Nikita specializes in animal behavior and behavioral ecology. Since 1977, he has carried out Arctic research on the behavior and ecology of arctic foxes, and polar bear population organization and behaviors. He also developed safety methodology for preventing and managing conflict encounters between polar bears and humans, which was successfully used in the Wrangel Island nature reserve, where such encounters are frequent. Nikita is the author of more than 60 scientific articles, a scientific monograph on arctic foxes, 2 books on polar bears, and the documentary Polar Bears: Life on the Field of Bones.