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, and recently trained rats have also been used to help make explosives detection more safe for all involved. For more information on the use of trained animals in mine action and detection, please click here to read a recent article published in The Economist.
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