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BeProvided Conservation Radio

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, nature writing, nature art/photography, eco tourism and much much more.  Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to protect our natural world.

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Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Oct 31, 2017

This week is all about bats! We are celebrating bats today with Amanda Bevan of the Organization for Bat Conservation located in my home state, Michigan. Grey and I spoke with Amanda via Skype.

Amanda shares her story about her first bat encounter while in Indonesia and how that experience changed her outlook about...

Oct 31, 2017

I first heard of Amanda Loller and Bat World Sanctuary in an interview on Mongabay (a great conservation resource). She was talking about Bat World Sanctuary's bat rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas. I knew we needed to speak with her about this. Bat rescue news after big storms was something I have...

Oct 24, 2017

Marcia and Grey interviewed Ken in home in Santa Cruz to discuss the importance of the removal of invasive, non-native plant species. We also learn how one man can create and lead an amazing team of volunteers to do this hard but necessary work. This shows one person can make a BIG difference.

I hope you enjoyed Part 1...

Oct 17, 2017

Marcia and Grey speak with Ken in his beautiful home in Santa Cruz to discuss Ken's 50 years and more involvment with eradicating invasive plant species. He shares some great volunteer stories and his own personal story of how he began to appreciate the natural world.


More information on the Wildlands Restoration...

Oct 10, 2017

Marcia and Grey interview Mike Splain in the Ventana Wilderness Alliance office in downtown Santa Cruz, California.


Mike Spain's Bio:

A native of Maryland, Mike Splain relocated to California in the 1990s and has since pursued wild lands conservation as a supporter, volunteer or staff member for various...