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03 Jan 2017 description
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General Situation during December 2016
Forecast until mid-February 2017

03 Jan 2017 description

Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks

Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February. 

31 Dec 2016 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

07 Dec 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et développement de plus petites en Érythrée et au Yémen

02 Dec 2016 description

Desert Locust outbreak continues in **Mauritania** while smaller ones develop in **Eritrea** and **Yemen**

04 Nov 2016 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2016

24 Oct 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et possible développement d’une autre résurgence au Soudan

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se poursuit dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie, où des groupes d’adultes sont présents et des pontes et des éclosions en cours, entraînant la formation de groupes et de petites bandes de larves des premiers stades. Des opérations de lutte terrestre sont en cours et près de 6 500 ha ont été traités depuis le début de la campagne.

21 Oct 2016 description

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

15 Oct 2016 description

An outbreak develops in Mauritania as summer rains end and vegetation dries out

An outbreak has developed in western Mauritania and seasonal rains have ended in the Desert Locust summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa and Sudan. As annual vegetation continues to dry out, Desert Locusts are concentrating and forming groups in those areas that remain green. This is most evident in Mauritania but it is also occurring on a smaller scale in northern Niger, northeast Chad and northern Sudan.

03 Mar 2016 description

Breeding continuing in NW Africa while other areas remain calm

03 Feb 2016 description

Breeding continues in NW Africa while Red Sea area remains calm

Desert Locust breeding is continuing in north and northwest Mauritania and in adjacent areas of Western Sahara where a few small groups formed recently. Limited ground control operations have been carried out in these areas. Breeding will continue during February and may cause a further increase in locust numbers and the formation of hopper and adult groups. As temperatures increase, some adults may move to spring breeding areas south of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria.

07 Jan 2016 description

Control operations decline in Mauritania

Control operations against hopper and adult groups that formed as a result of an outbreak in western Mauritania declined in late December. Nevertheless, infestations and breeding have spread further north in the country as well as to adjacent areas of Western Sahara where limited control was undertaken. There remains a risk of further breeding that could cause locust numbers to increase and more groups and perhaps a few small hopper bands to form.

06 Jan 2016 description

Déclin des opérations de lutte en Mauritanie

03 Jun 2015 description

Desert Locust situation remains calm in all countries

No significant breeding occurred this year in the spring breeding areas of Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia where vegetation continues to dry out.

17 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

19 Nov 2013 description

Potentially dangerous situation may develop in Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen

Control operations are in progress in northwest Mauritania, the interior of northern Sudan, and on the Red Sea coast in Yemen where hopper bands are currently forming as a result of local breeding. There is a risk that a potentially dangerous situation may develop in the coming months. Consequently, intensive survey and control operations should be maintained.

03 Feb 2011 description

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02 Feb 2011 description
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General Situation during January 2011
Forecast until mid-March 2011

14 Jan 2011 description

Aerial and ground control operations in progress on Red Sea coast in Sudan

The Desert Locust situation remains serious in northeast Sudan and has spread into adjacent areas of southeast Egypt.

During the second week of January, a small medium dense swarmlet and groups of mature adults were seen copulating on the Red Sea coast in southeast Egypt near Shalatein. Ground teams treated 100 ha.

03 Sep 2010 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1): SGR situation remained calm in August in summer breeding areas. Only smallscale breeding was reported in the summer breeding areas in Mauritania and Pakistan. A similar situation may be present in parts of Mali, Niger, southern Algeria and eastern Chad, but could not be confirmed.