APOPO HeroRAT Magawa is the first rat to receive a PDSA Medal

APOPO CAMBODIA - 20 Years Of Saving Lives

APOPO alongside local partner the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is conducting a humanitarian landmine clearance project in the northern Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces.
The APOPO/CMAC teams are targeting the most mine-affected villages in order to return safe, productive land back to communities where it makes the biggest impact. 

Help Us make the world a better place

The Problem


Around 60 countries are still 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


APOPO's scent detection animals, nicknamed 'HeroRATs' and 'HeroDOGs', 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.

Almost 50,000 landmines and explosives destroyed!


Our work in Cambodia has been some of our most rewarding to date. So far we have found over 49,000 landmines and other explosives, releasing over 30 million square meters of safe land back to the local communities, changing lives, and offering hope for the future.

We are pushing to clear Cambodia of landmines before the 2025 deadline, but with Covid-19 impacting many areas of our operations, we’re still a little short of our target for next year. For the people living near minefields we clear, giving a little each month toward keeping us going is a great way you can help.

This festive season, for as little as $9 a month, consider saving lives by adopting HeroRAT Ronin in Cambodia!