The interdisciplinary research group INVESTUD is investigating the effectiveness of mine-detecting lab rats. In Africa, the APOPO program is well-known for using African giant pouched rats for mine detection, but INVESTUD hopes to build on and even surpass APOPO’s progress to advance Colombia’s mine-clearance efforts.
Mendez Pardo, Luisa Fernando and Perez-Acosta, Andres M.
"Research in Colombia on Explosives Detection by Rats,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 13
, Article 14.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss3/14