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BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, eco tourism and much much more. Our interviews help bridge the gap between international conservation efforts and local conservation efforts. Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to save our wildlife, plants, water and environment.

BeProvided Conservation Radio BeProvided (Marcia R. Sivek)

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, eco tourism and much much more. Our interviews help bridge the gap between international conservation efforts and local conservation efforts. Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to save our wildlife, plants, water and environment.

    Jenny Papka: Treating Raptors With Respect, Responsibility and Reverence

    Jenny Papka: Treating Raptors With Respect, Responsibility and Reverence

    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 organization and a place where injured or captive bred birds can live out the rest of their lives with respect, responsibility, and reverence.
     
    Please Visit: www.nativebirds.org
    for more information on the work Jenny is doing with raptors. 
     
    #raptors #raptorsarethesolution #conservation #podcast #wildlife #nature #birds #birdsofprey #eagles #owls #ratpoison 

    • 47 min
    Precision Harvesting of Invasive Aquatic Weeds (No Chemicals) With Tara Lordi and Bobby O'Shields

    Precision Harvesting of Invasive Aquatic Weeds (No Chemicals) With Tara Lordi and Bobby O'Shields

    My guests today are innovative and creative when it comes to removing aquatic weeds. They identified a problem and because of their love for beautiful healthy waterways, they created a solution in their company WeeDoo that preserves the health of aquatic life and native aquatic plants without chemicals.
    Tara Lordi helped co-found WeeDoo with her husband and his father and was the marketing/salesperson. Since her husband’s death a few years ago, Tara has stepped up and is now running the show. She is very passionate about keeping waterways clean whether by using a precision weed harvesting boat like WeeDoo or by just getting out there and pulling the invasive weeds out by hand—any method if it doesn’t involve using chemicals. She also loves animals, is an avid equestrian and volunteers once a year to help victims of hurricanes, floods, or other natural disasters. Listen in to hear her volunteer adventure to rescue dogs from the Virgin Islands during COVID.
    Unbeknownst to Bobby O’Shields his childhood job mowing lawns and tossing a rake with rope tied to it into a lake to pull out weeds, would help shape his role with WeeDoo today. Bobby started working with WeeDoo not too long after it was created.  He now demonstrates and educates individuals, businesses, and governments in over 14 countries how to remove invasive aquatic weeds while preserving the native plants and aquatic life without using chemicals.
    Tara and Bobby joined me on Zoom to tell us about the important work they do. It was a great conversation with passionate and enthusiastic guests. To learn more about WeeDoo visit www.weedooboats.com. They have some videos on their website showing the boats in action. Very cool to see if I say so myself.
    Enjoy the episode.
     
     
    Background music by: Downloaded from Soundstripe.com - Heads of People, Footwork Instrumental
     
    Pictures in show notes provided by WeeDoo.
     
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    • 34 min
    Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation with Julia Hyde and Jackie Foley

    Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation with Julia Hyde and Jackie Foley

    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 BeProvided Conservation Radio.
    If you cannot tell, today’s show is about horses, specifically horse rescue and rehabilitation with Julia Hyde, founder of Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation and her senior volunteer and outreach coordinator, Jackie Foley. Julia started Canham Farm Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation about 5 years ago when she realized horses needed her help.
    In today’s show, we talk about how horses come into their care. Julia and Jackie share stories on how domesticated horses are cared for and their dedication to getting them back to health and finding a new home. Julia also shares how our iconic wild horses in the American West are rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management using helicopters. We learn why these round ups are not good for the horses. Because of these acts, these symbols of freedom are diminishing from our lands.
    I learned so much, which makes me want to learn more. If you know someone working to help save our wild horses and would want to share their experience, please contact me through my website at www.beprovided.com.  
    Enjoy the conversation. I start by asking my guests to introduce themselves and tell us a little bit about how they were inspired to dedicate their time to horse rescue.
    Upcoming Events at Canham Farm:
     
    Plein Air Painting Workshop at Canham Farm Horse Rescue with Elvira Rascov
     
    Art and Conservation Zoom With John Muir Laws: Date TBD for September! Stay Tuned
     
    Music by: Andy Ellison's Wild Bronco

     

    Resources:

    Donations: https://canhamfarm.com/fundraisers/

     

    Volunteer: https://canhamfarm.com/volunteer/

     

    Adopt a Horse: https://canhamfarm.com/adopt-a-horse/

     

    Sponsor a Horse: https://canhamfarm.com/adopt-a-horse/virtual-adoption/

     

    More information on Wild Horse Roundups:

     

    Return to Freedom: https://returntofreedom.org/learn/wild-horse-issue/roundups/

     

     

    • 52 min
    Cal Falcons Chat in 2020 About Annie and Grinnell

    Cal Falcons Chat in 2020 About Annie and Grinnell

    Today’s 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 due to being struck by a car. I was hoping this would be some kind of bad April fools post, but I knew Cal Falcons would not tug at our heart strings with such a cruel joke. It was difficult to grasp that Grinnell was gone.  I know I am not alone in mourning the loss of Grinnell, the cal falcons instagram page has over 10 thousand followers from all over the world. It is a terribly sad event for so many reasons, but heart wrenching because Annie just laid her second egg and Grinnell was hunting to bring food to her. It was reported a dead pigeon was found not far from Grinnell. My heart felt heavy for Annie, thinking that she would not be able to keep protecting and incubating the eggs without the help of a mate. But I am happy to say there is now hope for Annie and her eggs! Cal Falcons has reported that a New Guy, who has big talons to fill compared to Grinnell!, is helping Annie incubate the egg, providing food and defending the nest from other peregrine intruders. This is so promising! Music by Madirfan titled Both of Us on Pixabay.com Show notes with more video of falcons at www.beprovided.com

    • 45 min
    The Magical World of Swamplands with Edward Struzik

    The Magical World of Swamplands with Edward Struzik

    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 www.islandpress.org  , your local bookstore or wherever you buy books. 
    Please visit www.beprovided.com for photos, shownotes, video and audio of today's show. 
    I hope you enjoy learning about the wonderful world of peat. 

    • 48 min
    Raptors and Raptor Rehabilitation With North Sky Raptor Sanctuary

    Raptors and Raptor Rehabilitation With North Sky Raptor Sanctuary

    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 live show near the shores of Lake Michigan to celebrate this 100th episode of BeProvided Conservation Radio!! Below you will find photos of the event along with photographs of Vega, the red-tailed hawk and Sprocket, the northern saw-whet owl.
    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 with Kaitlyn Bohnet: Executive Director and Co-founder of North Sky Raptor Sanctuary. We did a live show near the shores of Lake Michigan to celebrate this 100th episode with North Sky Raptor Sanctuary and my family and close friends. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

RTH4620 ,

Loved the CCF Episode

Great podcast. I really enjoyed your episode on the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

reindigenize ,

Informative and inspirational

Nice to have a place to learn about the people taking care of Earth

Lisa Mango ,

Fantastic work!

Marcia, I am so excited about the way you are bringing these awesome interviews to us tthrough the eyes of your own adventure!

I can't wait to hear about your upcoming safari adventure!

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