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Ask your Senators to sign the Van Hollen-Young demining letter today!
Ask your Senators to sign the Van Hollen-Young demining letter today, urging increased US government funding for demining in vulnerable communities across the globe!
By the end of 2025, APOPO and the HeroRATs hope to rid over 50 million square meters of deadly landmines affecting poor rural communities and wildlife, including Elephants, in Zimbabwe, Cambodia, and Angola.
US State Department funding is key to this goal.
Please ask your Senators to support funding for humanitarian demining programs by signing the Van Hollen-Young appropriations letter.
Your Advocacy Actions are helping APOPO and the demining community
Over the last year, APOPO’s US supporters’ advocacy helped compel the House of Representatives to ask for records levels of funding for demining, which helped the State Department continue funding APOPOs wildlife protection demining project in Zimbabwe.
Now, our voices need to be heard even louder in the Senate, as they take steps to finalize funding levels over the next fiscal year!
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APOPO is a global non-profit that provides low-tech, cost-efficient solutions to pressing humanitarian challenges. For over 20 years, APOPO has trained detection animals to find landmines and other explosive remnants of war significantly speeding up the rate at which land is released back to vulnerable communities. We are committed to releasing land at an accelerated pace, helping to protect more people, animals, and wildlife.
Learn more about APOPO and our latest conservation and demining project in Zimbabwe that is funded by the US government.
Tell Congress to support demining for conservation!
We already know that landmines kill and injure thousands every year, including far too many children.
But, did you know that landmines also threaten wildlife?
In Southern Africa, explosive remnants of war kill and maim elephants, disrupt their migratory routes, and prevent safe access for wildlife management - allowing poaching to run rampant.
We cannot allow these deadly hazards to continue to pollute natural habitats, harming animals, and humans alike.
That's why The HALO Trust and APOPO are working to ensure that Congress provides funding for demining to support environmental conservation. And we need your help!
Contact your Members of Congress today. Tell them we can save lives and protect wildlife by funding demining programs!
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Support $252.05m for global demining programs - protect wildlife & natural resources!
As your constituent, I wanted to bring to your attention to the importance of funding global landmine removal programs. U.S. demining programs not only save human lives and foster stability in post-war settings, but also facilitate environmental conservation..
In countries like Angola and Zimbabwe, landmines directly harm wildlife, prevent safe access for park rangers to address poaching, and impede sustainable development for local populations.
The U.S. must increase its support for demining programs to promote natural resource management, protect vulnerable wildlife populations, and allow conservation economies to thrive.
Please support no less than $252.05m for the State Department's Conventional Weapons Destruction (NADR-CWD) account in the FY21 budget, matching the allocation already approved by the House. Please also support no less than $10 million for demining activities in Angola, no less than $4 million for demining activities in Zimbabwe, and no less than $3 million for demining with conservation implications.
This is an issue I care about greatly, and I hope I can count on the Senator's support. I would appreciate a response at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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