APOPO vzw

APOPO's mission is to develop detection rats technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive social change. APOPO's vision is to solve pressing humanitarian challenges with detection rats technology. Our core values are: Quality - Demonstrating and promoting high standards in research, design, training and implementation of detection rats technology. Social Transformation - Developing skills, creating jobs, improving socio-economic and environmental conditions, releasing land for development, and combating public health issues. Innovation - Pioneering creative research and innovative solutions within a participatory learning culture. Diversity - Embracing diversity...

Welcome from Cherish the HeroRAT!

Welcome from Cherish the HeroRAT!
Photo from Progress Report 'Welcome to the HeroRATs' new home on GlobalGiving!' (view small | med | large | orig)

A nose knows

A nose knows
Showing off our most important asset. Image: Brian Johnson (view small | med | large | orig)

HeroRATs help families back on their land

HeroRATs help families back on their land
Thanks to the HeroRATS, Gloria's family is now safe and happy to be able to play, work, farm without fear (view small | med | large | orig)

Sociable creatures

Sociable creatures
HeroRATs are socialized from an early age, so they become familiar with humans and the environment in which they work. Image: Alvaro Laiz & David Rengel (view small | med | large | orig)

Mine detection HeroRAT

Mine detection HeroRAT
African giant pouched rats have an exceptional sense of smell, and are far too light to be at risk of setting off a landmine. Image: Xavier Rossi (view small | med | large | orig)

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