Sharing Information that Saves Lives

Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Situated on the edges of Southeast Zimbabwe is a dense minefield, spanning from the Sango Border Post to Mwenezi River. This minefield falls under APOPO’s area of responsibility and has much potential for development for local communities through agricultural and livestock farming. However, the presence of deadly landmines blocks access to […]

From minefields to sandy beaches

Finding the right HeroDOG retirement home. From the minefields of South Sudan to the sandy beaches of Mozambique on the Indian Ocean, HeroDOG Aria has had an incredibly exciting life. She now has paradise and an experienced family to look after her, during her retirement years. Aria gets the truly beautiful retirement she deserves, after […]

SUA and APOPO awarded at Trade Fair

Tanzania’s NaneNane Day Every year Tanzania celebrates NaneNane on the 8th of August with a Trade Fair. They are held countrywide in recognition of the important contribution of the agricultural sector to the national economy. The weeklong nationwide fair takes place from August 1st -8th. This is an important opportunity for agricultural stakeholders to showcase […]

U.S. Director Visits APOPO Project in Sengwe Wildlife Corridor

Thanks to the U.S. and Swiss Governments, APOPO has been busy clearing a vitally important eco-tourism and conservation area of deadly landmines since early 2021. Charles Richter, APOPO’s US Director, has served as the primary manager of the U.S. State Departments grant to the project (to date $1.5M). Charles visited the Zimbabwe project in June […]

Becoming an APOPO Detection Dog Handler

Dog Handler Training Course On the 23rd of July, nine APOPO trainees successfully completed their 14-week Mine Detection & Technical Survey Dog handler course. The training was held at APOPO’s Dog Center in Cambodia, led by APOPO Head Dog Trainer Ibrahim Tinjak, assisted by the dog training center staff and in collaboration with the Cambodian […]

The Power of Scents

APOPO and the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg were awarded a grant by Volkswagen Foundation to host a workshop from June 20 – 25th entitled “The Power of Scents: Olfactory Research from Innovation to Application and Validation” at APOPO’s Training and Innovation headquarters in Tanzania, which was simultaneously streamed online. This event brought together around 55 key experts […]

Cambodia reinforcements take to the sky

This was an exciting weekend for APOPO’s Training and Innovation Center in Tanzania as a group of 20 landmine detection rats boarded their first international flight for Cambodia. The training teams in Morogoro have been working hard to equip the rats with the skills they need to become HeroRATs. It takes 9 months to a […]

2021 APOPO Annual Report Released

APOPO Annual Report 2021

A year of growth and expansion. For the past two years, we have all faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic that has not spared any country, community, or family. A semblance of normal life has resumed at a time when the world is facing more armed conflict than ever before, and when the […]

APOPO Receives £750,000 Award at Charity Gala

People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala 2022 On Monday, May 16th, the People’s Postcode Lottery hosted their 12th annual and biggest ever Charity Gala in Edinburgh. Over 600 people, including charity partners and Postcode Lottery winners, attended this annual event celebrating the achievements of the charities and ‘good causes’ that received more than £173 million in […]