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 August with a forecast through mid-October 2021.

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The Desert Locust (Schistoseca gregaria - SGR1): In the central outbreak region (COR), control operations were carried out against residual populations of immature swarms on some 12,000 ha in northern Somalia. Access to northeast Ethiopia (Afar) to conduct surveillance and control operations remained restricted; however, egg laying, hatching and band formation are likely. In Djibouti, a few scattered adults were detected. In Sudan, small-scale breeding and scattered adults were reported and control operations treated 180 h. In Eritrea, a few scattered adults were reported in western region. A few isolated adults were observed in southern Egypt. Breeding continued in the interior and southern coast of Yemen where a few hopper bands were forming. Small-scale breeding was reported in Chad, but no locusts were reported elsewhere in the western outbreak region (WOR) or the eastern outbreak region (EOR) during this month.