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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!

Apr 24, 2021

In this episode you will meet author John Pickrell as he talks about his new book, Flames of Extinction: The Race to Save Australia's Wildlife that shares the stories of conservationists, wildlife rescuers, Indigenous rangers, ecologists who worked to save plants and wildlife impacted by the bushfires.

In this episode you will hear about:

The unique Australian species threatened by the fires, like the Nightcap oak, a dinosaur-era tree and Wollemi Pine

Why many species highlighted in his book now have a brighter future due to Australians efforts; and

How Australia’s Black Summer offers an urgent warning to a world threatened by catastrophic wildfires.

Show notes and photos from John's book can be found at

John's book was published by Island Press and can be found at