The battle against landmines could soon have an unlikely new weapon after a pioneering Belgian NGO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government on Monday to begin testing*teams of sharp-sniffing rodents*in Cambodia, with the goal of pitching them into the ongoing battle to rid the country of its deadly wartime legacy. Apopo has been training African Giant Pouched rats in Tanzania since 2008 to use their super-powered sense of smell to locate explosive material inside buried unexploded ordnance (UXO), with skilled handlers using the harnessed rats to sweep the land in search of buried devices. Known
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