The GICHD has undertaken considerable research to improve the way animals (dogs and rats) can be used in mine clearance, resulting in improved training and test methods; better understanding of the scope of the animal detection and in revised international standards. The Centre has become a focal point for animal detection in the humanitarian demining community. Advisory services are offered in:
Training and advisory services are offered in:
Training and advice is tailored to the needs of each programme. Training services will typically stretch over several months or years; in contrast to regular training courses which are usually a few days to a few weeks. Shorter courses on the use of animals in humanitarian mine clearance can be arranged on request.
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