Speeding up landmine detection

Every task requires a combination of assets from APOPO's comprehensive mine action tool box that includes survey, metal detectors, and machines. However, APOPO's landmine detection rats "HeroRATs" and technical survey dogs "HeroDOGs" ignore scrap metal and only detect explosive scent, making them much faster at finding landmines than metal detectors and setting us apart from conventional methods.

MDR Training

APOPO’s HeroRATs take around nine months to fully train. Throughout they are extremely well cared for, receiving an ex...

Mine Clearance

A conventional mine-clearance approach uses machines and deminers with metal detectors. When the APOPO HeroRATs...

Land Release

APOPO returns mine-free land back to communities as quickly as possible. To do this we use an internationally recognized...