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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!

Nov 18, 2019

Hello everyone I am happy to be back with another show about the Land of the Snow Leopard Network. I interviewed Darla Hillard of the Snow Leopard Conservancy and Maria Azhunova, the newly elected leader of the Land of the Snow Leopard Network.

Last year I interviewed the founder of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, Dr....

Oct 15, 2019

Assemblyman Richard Bloom next RATS bus poster

Hello everyone welcome back to BeProvided Conservation Radio, this is your host, Marcia Sivek. In today’s episode I speak via telephone with Lisa Owens Viani, cofounder of Raptors are the Solution or in short RATS. We discuss the topic of rodenticides or rat poison that seems to me, to be the DDT of our times and it...

Sep 30, 2019

So you want a pet cheetah?


When you see a baby cheetah your heart melts. They have dark golden eyes that are curious with goofy spikey mohawk hair that is meant to mimic honey badgers in the wild. Not to mention, the hundreds of tiny little spots from the top of the head to the tip of their long tail. Their faces have...

Sep 5, 2019

Allyson Jayne Miller is the Founding Director of Oregon Action Team (ORECAT), a nonprofit foundation dedicated to protect Oregon’s cougar from being hunted down and poached and educating communities how to coexist with cougar and other predators without fear

Here is a message from Allyson on her website:

“There is...

May 22, 2019

Today we continue our discussion with Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, Assistant Curator of Carnivores for San Francisco Zoo. In Part two we talk about many things but the highlights include: the birth of the two snow leopard cubs at the zoo, the project with the Snow Leopard Conservancy, Ashleigh making the chuff sound!, the...