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 November 2020 with a forecast through mid-January.

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The Desert Locust (Schistoseca gregaria - SGR1): SGR continued further developing and spreading in the central outbreak region (COR) where numerous swarms and hoppers continued forming in east Ethiopia, central and southern Somalia, and breeding continued in Sudan, central, northern and eastern parts of Eritrea including the Red Sea region as well as in Saudi Arabia and Yemen during November. Mature and immature swarms were migrating from western and central Somalia to eastern Ethiopia; from southern Somalia to northeastern Kenya, some reaching coastal areas. Conditions have also improved on the Red Sea coast in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Control operations treated 85,380 ha in Ethiopia, 66,488 ha in Sudan, 30,328 ha in Somalia, 8,988 ha in Eritrea, 167 in Kenya, 5,190 ha in Saudi Arabia, 335 ha and in Yemen. In the western outbreak region (WOR), control operations treated 1,398 ha in Niger, 258 ha in Mauritania and 167 ha in Algeria during the reporting month. The situation remained generally calm in the eastern outbreak region (EOR) where only 79 ha were controlled in Iran.