adopt a rat

There are currently 66 countries and 7 territories around the world that are affected by anti-personnel mines or explosives left over from past wars. Communities living in these areas depend on outside expertise to solve the complex problem of mine detection and clearance of these suspect areas. Mine detection is difficult, dangerous, costly and time consuming

This is where APOPO comes in; based in Mozambique, this organization has developed a unique and original method: training rats to detect mines.

In order to finance part of the training of these rats, they have set up the Adopt a Rat program, giving people the possibility to finance part of the education of one of these precious "HeroRats".

To learn more and participate: Apopo.org.