Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for November with a Forecast till mid-January, 2012
The desert locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in the summer breeding areas in November. Only low numbers of adults have moved from the summer breeding areas in southern Mauritania to the northwest and from the interior of Sudan to the winter breeding areas in Tokar Delta on the Red Sea coast. Scattered adults were reported in parts of the central and southern Sahara in Algeria, but the situation remained calm. No locusts were reported and survey operations were not conducted in Libya during this period. Hoppers and adult populations persisted in parts of Tamesna, Niger and eastern Chad. A similar situation may be present in parts of northern Mali where surveys were hampered by the insecurity situation. Small-scale breeding is in progress near Qunfidah on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia. The situation remained calm in Southeast Asia and other outbreak and invasion areas during this period (CNLA/Mauritania, DDLC/Libya, DLCO-EA, DPPQS/India, FAO-DLIS, INPV/Algeria, PPD/Ethiopia and PPD/Sudan).