Children and dogs work together to free the world of landmines


SUMMARY: Bianca of Kingston, N. H., is one of those ordinary sixth-graders who loves her dog; in her case, a Bouvier des Flandres named Bear. “He looks like a teddy bear, ” she says. But this 11-year-old girl’s love for her dog—and other dogs and, well, people and the world—motivates her to do some extraordinary item of clutter. Usually, they continue to excavate on a large number of occasions and end up finding a harmless piece of metal. For each found landmine, it is estimated that a hundred to a thousand false positives are encountered. The high FA rate substantially slows the demining process and increases costs. This delays the recovery of contaminated land and the resumption of everyday activities around the affected areas.

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Published: Monday, March 23, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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