Another report from the New Internationalist says that the NGO Apopo has successfully cleared 11million square metres of land containing 13000 landmines in Mozambique using the fantastic giant pouched rats, which have been trained to sniff out landmines.
The rats are also working in Angola and could soon be working in Cambodia.
This is fantastic because the rats are so intelligent and light weight that they can work without getting injured.
The New Internationalist reports that “after 50 years of war and two years of intense negotiations in Havana, Cuba, The Colombian Government and FARC rebels have reached a deal to remove all landmines from the battlefield. Colombia has seen almost 11000 killed or injured in landmine-related accidents since 1990, with 57 children killed in 2013 alone.”
This can only be good news!
Great news for One Step at a Time!
MidnightSun Publishing has sold translation rights to Simplified Chinese to CTV Boler Beijing Media and Spanish rights to Ekare for One Step at a Time. – See more at: http://midnightsunpublishing.com/2015/07/rights-sold/#sthash.T4HhJbOp.dpuf
We can’t wait to see the book in Chinese and Spanish!