Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) situation bulletin for July 2020 with a forecast through mid-September.

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The Desert Locust (Schistoseca gregaria-SGR1): The SGR situation continued being a serious concern in the central outbreak region (COR) during July. Swarms from Kenya moved to Ethiopia and Uganda and autochthonous locusts persisted in northern, northeaster and eastern parts of Ethiopia, and northern and eastern parts of Somalia. Control operations treated 44,880 ha in Ethiopia, 12,569 ha in Somalia, 12,080 ha in Kenya and 3040 ha in Uganda during this month. Scattered adults were treated on 235 ha in Sudan. Breeding continued in the southern coast and the interior of Yemen where, for time in recent time, 10 718 ha were reported treated in a single month (a remarkable improvement). Locusts were controlled on 443 ha in southern coast of Oman and on 440 ha in southwest Saudi Arabia. In the eastern outbreak region (EOR), breeding continued along the India and Pakistan borders where hatching and band formations continues and swarms from the northern states of India returned to Rajasthan; 102,640 ha were treated in India and 33,599 ha in Pakistan during this month. The SGR situation in Iran and Afghanistan remained calm and the two countries treated 1,450 ha and 304 ha respectively. A few isolated and scattered adults were detected in Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad in the western outbreak region (WOR) during this month.