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The MEERKATS book by Grant Mc Ilrath The Meerkat Man can be ordered as a scientific conservation book for libraries, schools, universities or to buy a copy from New Holland Publishers in Britain please visit their site here: http://uk.newhollandpublishers.com/meerkats.html

Adopt a Meerkat: http://www.giftrepublic.com/Product.aspx?ProdID=M...

GLOBAL MEERKAT FRIENDS become a WILDLIFE PROTECTOR => Applied Global Conservation Through Education => Wild and Free Meerkats and Mongooses and their habitat conservation => Protecting Wild Meerkats and Mongooses since 1993! GLOBAL CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION => create an awareness => an appreciation => desire to learn => self motivated sustainable conservation!

Conservation Through Education is essential - for every person who tells another about the plight of Wild and Free Meerkats and Mongooses and their habitat loss through destroying of their sleeping burrows, pesticides on their food, and the illegal in most areas pet trade we can help conserve the meerkat and it's habitat - all it takes is spreading the word to help achieve our goal. 

The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project does not support the unsustainable and harmful commercial trade of wild Meerkat / Meerkats / Suricate / Suricates or any Mongoose species. 

Or capturing of wild Meerkat / Meerkats / Suricate / Suricates or Mongoose species for pets. None of the WILD AND FREE study animals at The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project in The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve have ever been fed, captured or handled or experimented with in any way.  

Every Wild and Free Meerkat and Mongoose conservation supporter is asked to help spread an increasing awareness about conserving Wild and Free Meerkats and Mongooses and their habitat- being in our cause is FREE and the objective is to encourage CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION - so for every additional person who joins our cause, we are achieving this goal - thank you! 

WILDLIFE VIEWING VISITS WITH GRANT MC ILRATH THE MEERKAT MAN:

Experience their MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS with the Wild and Free UNGULUNGU Meerkat group protected in The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project with Grant Mc Ilrath The Meerkat Man: http://www.meerkatmagicmoments.meerkatmagic.com

Experience their MONGOOSE MAGIC MOMENTS with the Wild and Free TSEBOKOLODI Yellow Mongoose group protected in The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project with Grant Mc Ilrath The Meerkat Man: http://www.mongoosemagicmoments.meerkatmagic.com

For a wildlife viewing visit to see The Ungulungu Meerkat group OR The Tsebokolodi Yellow Mongoose group please feel welcome to email Grant at: 

[email protected]  OR  [email protected]

Description
Meerkats offers unique insight into the world of this endearing creature, and is the first title on the subject written by a professionally qualified nature conservationist. Includes remarkable sequences of images of Meerkats mobbing together to take on predators such as jackals, eagles and venomous snakes, along with many other interesting behaviours - Meerkats truly are mammalian masters of multi-tasking.

Key Features Author(s) Grant McIlrath Publisher New Holland Publishers Date of Publication 01/02/2016 Language English Format Hardback ISBN-10 1921517654 ISBN-13 9781921517655 Subject Natural History: Animal & Wildlife

Dimensions Width 190 mm Height 240 mm

MEERKATS by internationally published author Grant Mc Ilrath The Meerkat Man is the new 240 page hard cover conservation book published in 2016. This is the first conservation book ever done on meerkats and includes two of the three currently recognised sub species.

It also discusses the conservation work of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve.

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT GRANT MC ILRATH THE MEERKAT MAN:

Testimonial from Professor Tim Clutton-Brock from Cambridge University Large Animal Research Group (L.A.R.G) in Britain for Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man http://www.meerkatmagic.com/images/articles/testimonials/cambridge.jpg

Testimonial from Professor J.D. Skinner from Pretoria University Mammal Research Institute (M.R.I) in South Africa for Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man http://www.meerkatmagic.com/images/articles/testimonials/pretoria.jpg

Testimonial from Kruger National Park South Africa for Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man http://www.meerkatmagic.com/images/articles/testimonials/kruger.jpg

Testimonial from Film Maker Richard Goss for Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man http://www.meerkatmagic.com/images/articles/testimonials/goss.jpg

ABOUT GRANT MC ILRATH THE MEERKAT MAN

Born in Gauteng on 3 March 1973, attended Parkview primary and then Parkview Senior Schools followed by Greenside High School then moved to Pretoria to study Nature Conservation professionally, then in 1993 moved to the Kalahari for over seven years of professional wildlife field research employed with the University of Pretoria South Africa M.R.I - Mammal Research Institute and Cambridge University United Kingdom L.A.R.G - Large Animal Research Group and then moved to Witsand in the Western Cape with Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Oxford University United Kingdom for Herpestinae wildlife research then to Oudtshoorn to establish The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS and MONGOOSE MAGIC MOMENTS and to buy land and create and own The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve to current.

INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH BY GRANT MC ILRATH THE MEERKAT MAN:

These scientific publications were done jointly with The Mammal Research Institute (M.R.I) of The University of Pretoria of South Africa and The Large Animal Research Group (L.A.R.G) of The University of Cambridge in Britain that Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man worked with for over seven years in the Kalahari from 1993 before establishing The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS and MONGOOSE MAGIC MOMENTS and The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve around Oudtshoorn Western Cape South Africa.

Over the period from 1993 to current Grant M. Mc Ilrath- A.K.A - The Meerkat Man has co-authored the following scientific publications with Cambridge University Britain and Pretoria University South Africa, and others: 

1. Title: http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/4/472... A genetic analysis of breeding success in the cooperative meerkat (Suricata suricatta). Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

2. Title: http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/4/486... Breeding success in cooperative meerkats: effects of helper number and maternal state. Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

3. Title: http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/5/590... Offspring food allocation by parents and helpers in a cooperative mammal. Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 

4. Title: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s0026500... Reproductive suppression and inbreeding avoidance in wild populations of co operatively breeding meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Published in: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY

5. Title: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/297/5579/253.sh... Evolution and development of sex differences in cooperative behavior in meerkats. Published in: SCIENCE 

6. Title: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/293/5539/2446.s... Effects of helpers on juvenile development and survival in meerkats. Published in: SCIENCE

7. Title: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/291/5503/478.sh... Cooperation, control, and concession in meerkat groups. Published in: SCIENCE

8. Title: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365... Factors affecting pup growth and survival in co-operatively breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta. Published in: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY