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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.

On episodes before 2021-

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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!

Dec 22, 2022

This is a replay of my live Facebook interview with Beth Pratt, CA Regional Executive Director of the Wildlife Federation, author, co-creator of Save LA Cougars and the all around cougar lady.  The interview originally aired in 2020 during lockdown from the pandemic and I was experimenting with new audio equipment...

Dec 17, 2022

Welcome to BeProvided Conservation Radio with host, Marcia Sivek.

As temperatures rise and ecosystems are threatened, the news tends to make us feel there is no hope for our natural world. It is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But in his new book, The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth,...

Nov 19, 2022

This is a replay of my interview with Camilla Fox, founder of Project Coyote (  We discuss the importance of coyotes and other carnivores to balance ecosystems. We talk about why there is fear around these and animals and most importantly, why there should not be fear around these animals.

We also...

Oct 24, 2022

Welcome to our Halloween edition about bats.
But just so you know, bats are not scary! They just make for a great Halloween conversation. So stay tuned to learn why we should all love bats and not fear them. I am Marcia Sivek and this is BeProvided Conservation Radio.
When my guest today is not giving bird...

Sep 14, 2022

My guest today is Jenny Papka, an inspiring raptor educator. Her story began volunteering then eventually became staff at Lindsay Wildlife Center in Walnut Creek, CA. About 20 years ago she helped create Native Bird Connections (NBC) and is presently the Executive Director. NBC is an education and consulting...