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April 27, 2006

Yolande to help dogs sniff out mines in Africa

Growing up on the North Shore Yolande Dunn never expected that at 25 she would be moving to Tanzania to work with land-mine detection dogs.

Miss Dunn says she was "surprised" a month ago when she received a phone call from Max Jones, an animal-detection specialist for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.

Mr Jones supervised Miss Dunn when she completed a masters degree in behaviour analysis at Auckland University last year. He told her there was a position going at the centre for someone to oversee research on the training of land-mine detection dogs in the small town of Morogoro, she says. MORE>>


  • At 11:41 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    woo hoo go yolande.
    now when you find those mines dont forget to send them back here so we can bury them in our lawns/yards to to stop stray dogs getting further on to our property.


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