Canadian Landmine Foundation Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:19:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 @HeroRATs Save Lives Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:19:40 +0000 The Canadian Landmine Foundation follows closely the work of mine detection workers around the globe. We have published a few important stories recently about the life-saving efforts of animals in the field. Rats have become a very useful and efficient resource in the battle to remove landmines and unexploded remnants of war from previous conflict […]]]> 0 UN De-mining in Nepal Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:58:16 +0000 Since 2006 and the end of its civil war, Nepal has been contaminated by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. The ten-year conflict between the Government of Nepal and communist rebels ravaged the country and claimed an estimated 15,000 lives.  The conflict also displaced between 100,000 to 150,000 people. The conflict came […]]]> 0 Mine-Detecting Elephants Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:13:59 +0000 The Canadian Landmine Foundation follows closely stories about landmine detection around the world. We recently published a few important articles that described the increasing use of rodents in mine clearance efforts, and today we are pleased to share another story that suggests elephants may be the next tool in landmine detection and clearance. José Agostinho, […]]]> 0 Women in Mine Action Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:00:16 +0000 Throughout the world, women are becoming more involved in mine action and bomb disposal. Living in a country where patriarchy is deeply entrenched, Nazokat Begmatova, a 34-year old woman from a village in southern #Tajikistan, took an unusual professional path as one of the first women deminers. Delaying marriage and strapping on 25 kilograms of […]]]> 0 June 1 Fundraiser Update Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:51:50 +0000 On 1 June 2015 the Canadian Landmine Foundation held a fundraiser at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. Some 200 people joined us for a screening of the documentary The Damage Done: An Unflinching Look at the Tragedy of Landmines, followed by a panel moderated by award-winning author and journalist, Sally Armstrong and featuring […]]]> 0