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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!

Aug 12, 2022

Welcome Back Everyone!

I think every little girl I know, including myself, LOVES horses. I was never in a place to actually ride horses but as soon as I could pick up a pencil horses were the first animals I sketched. I fell in love with their eyes and their sleek muscular bodies.

I am Marcia Sivek and this is...

Apr 7, 2022

Today‚Äôs episode is a replay of my FB live interview with two members of the Cal Falcons team who have been monitoring the nest of Annie and Grinnell since 2016.  I wanted to replay highlights from our chat in May 2020 today in honor of Grinnell. On April 1, 2022, Cal Falcons sadly reported the world had lost Grinnell...

Feb 4, 2022

Today's episode is about the magical world of swamplands with author, Edward Struzik. Ed recently published his book, Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat with Island Press. You can buy his book at  , your local bookstore or wherever you buy books. 

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Oct 17, 2021

kaitlyn with vega

Do you love raptors? Have you ever wanted to work directly with raptors? Do you know what is involved with rehabbing raptors?

Well if you want answers to these questions listen to this week's episode (just press play above!) with Kaitlyn Bohnet theo-founder and executive director of North Sky Raptor Sanctuary. We did a...

Oct 7, 2021

Sarah Killingsworth

We are used to seeing birds, squirrels and deer in our suburban neighborhoods. But what about other animals that are exploring our yards as we sleep? I am Marcia Sivek and this is BeProvided Conservation Radio.

You may be surprised to that animals like bobcats, coyotes and even mountain lions may roam our yards at...