Submitted on Thursday, June 16 @ 20:31:07 SAST by Grant
Did you ever get bothered by a fly that just won't leave you alone?! Watch this meerkat / suricate and fly dance...
A meerkat / suricate gives a response to a persistent fly buzzing around their head! Watch Shongololo from the Wild and Free Ungulungu meerkat / suricate group of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project in The Meerkat Magic Valley Reserve.
THE MEERKAT MAGIC MALL MERCHANDISE SHOP - BUY A MEERKAT / SURICATE THEMED GIFT THAT SUPPORTS WILD AND FREE MEERKAT / SURICATE CONSERVATION SINCE 1993 WITH THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT IN THE MEERKAT MAGIC VALLEY RESERVE - MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS - OUDTSHOORN WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA!
Join the Wild and Free Meerkat / Suricate Conservation Cause with The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and make a real difference to conservation of them and their natural habitat
All International Meerkat Friendly Supporters are invited to be listed on our official Wild and Free Meerkat / Suricate Conservation Cause Page - by telling your friends about our conservation cause we can reach many more supporters of Wild and Free Meerkats / Suricates and really make a sustained difference to their conservation and their habitat preservation - please press the following link: Press here to be listed as part of the Wild and Free Meerkat / Suricate Conservation Cause!
Now you can buy merchandise from The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and help support the creation of additional employment and social upliftment through educational training for local artists, and help fund The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project with the focus on research/ conservation/ education/ film/ tourism/ cultural upliftment through sustainable job training and creation!
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TO GO TO THE MAIN MEERKAT MAGIC VIDEO / FILM DIARIES CHANNEL FOR ALL THE CURRENT EPISODES AND TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE NOTIFICATIONS FOR THE LATEST UPLOADS AS SOON AS THEY GO LIVE - YOU CAN VISIT THE DIRECTOR CHANNEL OF GRANT M. MC ILRATH - A.K.A - THE MEERKAT MAN AT THIS LINK:
The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project's important aim is to create employment opportunities for local unemployed artists and to provide skills training, where the bulk of the revenue is given to the artist and not to the "middle man".
THE SHY 5 (press here to read more about them). share a similarity with small business which are often endangered by the focus on larger businesses (like the current focus on The BIG 5 animals in tourism) only- who are often directly dependant on the products created by those in small business.
The parallel between small wildlife conservation and small business is clear- they should be promoted and cared for! That is what affiliation between The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project and small business addressed directly! Equality for each individual anmal in conservation receving the same protective status and small and large business being treated fairly.
There are often huge discrepencies from the purchase price of a product and the subsequent price mark ups, which are frequently made in large business for very poor purchase prices given to the small business who make the large business profit margin look so good.
Like THE SHY 5 (press here to read more about them). wildlife, small business will become endangered without better care! High labour employment costs mean better living conditions and productivity for artists, but these cost increases can't be supported when the employer does not get a fair trade price when selling the artists products!
Ultimately this is a vicious cycle that results in fewer and fewer employemnt opportunities and higher product prices, because their is a lower quantity of products being produced and employment costs must be met.
The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project brings the small business owners products directly from the factory to you, without the mark ups and with a fair price which you know goes back to those who made the products possible. Additional employment can subsequently be offered to the unemployed which reduces crime directly as a result of socio economic empowerment and fair trade.
So not only does your buying of "Meerkat Friendly" products help the small business owner continue to employ artists on a sustainable basis. These businesses are all conservation aware and "Meerkat Friendly" the symbol for small game conservation and alternative and sustainable research, tourism and conservation!
Currently the exciting product range at The Meerkat Mall Merchandise Shop includes nature books, meerkat themed curio products like necklaces, bracelets, charms, wire and wooden products and a wide range of very high quality ostrich egg art.
The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project works in a synergistic network of local artists and businesses, to bring you these unique in the world products- when you purchase any of these products you directly help with facilitating further social upliftment through job creation and conservation of wild meerkats and other SHY 5 animals!
Artists work with The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project to create some very unusual artworks out of wood, stone, wire, steel, beadwork and other mediums.
Hardcover; 240 pages; photographs of the Kalahari meerkats and the Little Karoo meerkats; Publisher New Holland Publishers, 2016
ISBN 1921517654, 9781921517655
Adopt a Wild meerkat / meerkats / suricate / suricates and help support conservation - signed supporter certificate, meerkat poster and meerkat conservation information delivered globally from Britain:
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YOU ARE VISITING THE WILD WEB SITE OF THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT AND MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS http://www.meerkatmagic.com - YOUR WILDLIFE FRIENDLY INFORMATION PORTAL WATCH WILD MEERKATS / SURICATES AT THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT IN THE MEERKAT MAGIC VALLEY RESERVE AROUND OUDTSHOORN WESTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA WITH GRANT M. MC ILRATH - A.K.A - THE MEERKAT MAN - BEWARE OF COPY-KATS / IMITATIONS WITH PRETEND RESEARCHER GUIDES AND TAME / FED / HANDLED MEERKATS / SURICATES - GRANT M. MC ILRATH - A.K.A - THE MEERKAT MAN HAS BEEN RESEARCHING WILD AND FREE MEERKATS AS A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL CONSERVATIONIST AND INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED RESEARCH BIOLOGIST FULL TIME IN THE WILD SINCE 1993 AND ONGOING! FOR A PARTIAL LIST OF HIS INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON MEERKATS /SURICATES press here.
GO ON YOUR OWN UNEDITED WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARY SUNRISE AND SUNSET TOUR
WHERE YOU FEATURE WITH THE WILDLIFE
WE TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES AND SCIENCE!
HAVE YOU WATCHED MEERKAT MANOR OR OTHER MEERKAT / SURICATE FILMS - NOW WATCH MEERKATS / SURICATES FOR REAL IN THE WILD HERE! - PRESS HERE FOR TOUR INFORMATION -
THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT PROUDLY PRESENTS MEERKAT MAGIC MOMENTS MEERKAT / MEERKATS / SURICATE / SURICATES VIDEO / FILM DIARIES WATCH OUR MEERKAT / SURICATE VIDEO / FILM - PRESS HERE
ALL MEERKAT / SURICATE STUDY ANIMALS AT THE MEERKAT MAGIC CONSERVATION PROJECT ARE WILD AND FREE ROAMING AND UNFED AND UNCAPTURED AND NEVER HANDLED!
DO NOT SUPPORT THE MEERKAT / SURICATE PET TRADE PLEASE!
PLEASE RATHER WATCH THEM IN THE WILD WHERE THEY BELONG...