Our Founder/Curator has been awarded for the unusual amphibian health work she has done with uncovering real but unrecognised problems that are causing amphibian decline (including the decline in the introduced cane toad). Some of these problems have direct links to environmental deterioration - which CAN be addressed so long as the community is able to hear about what's happening.
Deborah has also made such progress with identifying the clinical presentations of these uninvestigated conditions (as well as known diseases) that she can do long distance diagnosis based on a detailed history and photographs. This is not foolproof, of course, as some conditions need in-hand examination to be seen - but many frogs outside the region have been saved by her recommendations. The process of rehabilitation has been an eye-opener for keepers and rescuers alike, in which amphibians can be assisted and cured - if somebody knows how and can share the information.