Desert Locust Bulletin 468 (September 2017)
General Situation during August 2017 Forecast until mid-November 2017
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during September. Despite good rainfall and favourable breeding conditions, very few locusts were detected during surveys in the summer breeding areas of the northern Sahel in West Africa and Sudan, and along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border. In Mauritania, low numbers of adults shifted from the south to the west where small-scale breeding will increase during the forecast period that could extend to areas in Western Sahara where good rains fell after mid-September. Low numbers of adults will move from the interior of Sudan to the winter breeding areas on the Red Sea coast in Sudan where small-scale breeding will occur there as well as on the coasts of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and perhaps southeast Egypt during the forecast period.