Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Emergency transboundary outbreak pests (ETOPs) situation for April with a forecast through mid-June 2019.

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The Desert Locust (Schistoseca gregaria - SGR1) situation continued improving in winter breeding areas in the western outbreak region (WOR) and along both sides of the Red Sea coasts in the central outbreak region (COR), but remained active in spring breeding areas in the interior of Saudi Arabia, the Empty Questers in Yemen and the southern Iran and Pakistan in the eastern outbreak region (EOR) during April. Control operations treated more than 122,404 hectares in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Iran, and Pakistan combined during April.