Canadian Landmine Foundation Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:56:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ottawa Treaty Anniversary: Enters Into Force March 1st 1999 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:56:56 +0000   The international treaty to ban landmines, signed in Ottawa on 3 December 1997, entered into force on this day (March 1st) in 1999. The treaty is slowly eradicating the production and use of the anti-personnel landmines around the world, but more can be done. The Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) exists to foster education and]]> 0 Blessing: The Story of One Landmine Survivor Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:16:51 +0000 A landmine survivor from Zimbabwe named Blessing was recently featured on the TV show The Doctors. Blessing received reconstructive surgery after suffering life-threatening injuries to his face and body from an exploded landmine. His story is one of inspiration but also education, as the need to raise awareness about the dangers of landmines remains extremely]]> 0 Teaching Rats to Locate Landmines Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:46:08 +0000 Despite a growing interest in the development of mine detection technologies, the removal of many anti-personnel landmines and explosive remnants of war remains the work of professional personnel who work with well-trained animals. In the past, the Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) has funded the training of mine detection dogs, but recently rodents have been added]]> 0 To Walk the Earth in Safety: U.S. Landmine Policy Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:35:13 +0000 The United States has recently taken further steps in a positive direction to help support the Ottawa Treaty and international efforts to eliminate dangerous landmines globally. Please take a few moments to read this brief summary of the US Landmine Policy, and also follow the link at the bottom of the page to read the]]> 0 Bill Graham, Radio-Canada: Progrès dans le dossier des mines terrestres Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:55:09 +0000   Depuis 1997, 162 États ont ratifié le Traité d’Ottawa sur l’interdiction des mines antipersonnel. Est-ce dire que le problème a disparu? Non, mais il y a eu beaucoup de progrès nous dit Bill Graham, ancien ministre fédéral des Affaires étrangères et de la Défense. Se il vous plaît cliquer sur ce lien pour écouter]]> 0