Lydia Fucsko

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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 Counselling.

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's background

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.


Lydia Fucsko photographer, researcher and teacher

Lydia Fucsko photographing Peron's tree frog

 "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 (UDHR) [2]

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 media.
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Go to Lydia's photo gallery - (still under construction)

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