APOPO is a Belgian NGO that developed an innovative method using African giant pouched rats, nicknamed "HeroRATS", to detect landmines and tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell.
It is APOPO's mission to develop detection rats' technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire positive and social change.
Mine detection rats can quickly and accurately detect landmines, significantly speeding up mine clearance efforts and allowing communities to once again use their land productively. APOPO offers a cost effective alternative demining technology for low-resource settings.
Support from players will directly help those across the world living with the fear of landmines and TB.
The rats are not harmed whilst carrying out their important job and enjoy the bananas they get as a reward.