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Adopt a herorat

Join our HerRATs in their life-saving adventures as they use their extraordinary sense of smell to sniff out deadly problems.

The problem

Over 50 countries are contaminated with hidden landmines and other explosive remnants of war, that cause tragic accidents and hamper communities from developing their productive land.

Meanwhile, slow and inaccurate detection methods make tuberculosis the world’s most deadly infectious disease. 10 million new people contract TB every year, 3 million go undiagnosed, and 1.8 million die from the disease.

The solution

The APOPO scent detection rats, nicknamed 'HeroRATs', help to rid the world of landmines and tuberculosis –returning safe land back to communities for development, and freeing people from serious illness so they can get back on their feet.

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What's happening at APOPO

Focusing on R&D 

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust visits APOPO Tanzania

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Flanders donates €1.1 million for HeroRATs in Maputo

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Increased annual support and a visit from the UKPPL

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