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Desert Locust Bulletin, No 479, August 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during August

Only low numbers of solitarious adults were present in central Algeria, southeast Mauritania, northeast Chad, Sudan and along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border during August. Despite good rains that fell unusually far north in the northern Sahel of West Africa and Sudan, very little breeding has been detected so far with the exception of isolated solitarious hoppers in the Adrar Valley of central Algeria where limited ground control operations were carried out. During the forecast period, small-scale breeding will cause locust numbers to increase slightly in the summer breeding areas from Mauritania to western Eritrea. Limited breeding will continue along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border , but this should conclude by the end of the forecast period . Scattered adults may appear on the Red Sea coast of Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen and southwest Saudi Arabia where early breeding could occur in those areas that received good rains in August.

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