Interview with the winner of the Lenders Prize 2017 At the annual meeting of RAVON on November 11th 2017, Theo Schuurmans received the Lenders Award (bronze sculpture of a tree frog and a charter) as a mark of appreciation for his work in the field. His unrelenting efforts to protect and study both amphibians and fish in the Hoeksche Waard are invaluable and the reason for awarding him this well-deserved prize.