Lydia Fucsko is an Australian teacher, researcher, children's
author and illustrator, internationally published photographer, narrator,
dramatist, poet and linguist. Lydia also holds a Masters degree in
Her active roles in amphibian conservation have been predominantly in
education and public relations. As a photographer Lydia has taken countless
pictures of amphibians, including these photo galleries of mostly
south-eastern Australian frogs.
Lydia has undertaken her PhD project on amphibian
conservation at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD work,
which includes novel research on the significance of amphibians in human
cultural development, is being reviewed and supported by a world wide group
of amphibian scientists. It highlights global amphibian declines, as well as
reflecting her dedication to environmental issues.
Lydia Fucsko's fascination with cultural diversity began at an early age,
when she attended school in South Africa and spent the first 7 years of her
life travelling the globe with her two older siblings John Edward and
Stephen Charles and her parents, human rights activists Caroline and Edward
Fucsko, who fought in the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in
a spirit of brotherhood. "
—Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Lydia's growing awareness of social injustices - lack of access to
education, especially for girls; persecution of minorities or those deemed
'foreign' or 'other'; the senseless cruelty to animals; the relentless
devastation inflicted upon the environment, no matter where her family was
in the world, stayed with her. So did a passion to lend her voice to
humanitarian endeavours, which manifested itself in the causes for which she
is a tireless advocate.
Her other areas of interest include social and scientific research, animal
mythology and folklore, the metaphysical world, etymology, Cognitive
Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Educational Psychology. Lydia's natural ability
to break through cultural and language barriers with her incisive humour,
keen sensitivity, broad knowledge and insight compliment her expertise as an
interviewer and her skills as a gifted communicator in journalism and the
For collaboration on conservation and education initiatives
Go to Lydia's photo
gallery - (still under construction)
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