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'Many will starve': locusts devour crops and livelihoods in Pakistan View URL Media The Guardian English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) The worst locust plague to hit Pakistan in decades is devastating crops and livelihoods, and experts warn that hunger will soon follow. Farmers in Sindh and Balochistan provinces have lost entire fields of crops including wheat, maize and cotton.
‘Like an Umbrella Had Covered the Sky’: Locust Swarms Despoil Kenya View URL Media The New York Times English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) The East African region is currently experiencing its worst locust invasion in decades. The swarms of locusts have already destroyed crops in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and other countries in the region, leading to concerns about a possible food crisis in the affected areas.
‘Make noise and don’t panic’: India tries to ward off locust invasion View URL Media The Guardian English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) India is battling a devastating locust invasion. Authorities are using drones, loudspeakers, and vehicles to try to ward off the pests, while also urging citizens not to panic and to make noise to scare away the insects.
‘Switch off your lights at night’, panicking Northern Cape told, as locust swarms descend View URL Media News 24 English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa Areas in the Northern Cape experience brown locust outbreak
"Biblical plague" of locusts ruins crops in Tulcea View URL Media Romania Insider English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Romania A swarm of locusts has devastated crops in the Romanian county of Tulcea, causing significant losses for local farmers. Authorities are working to contain the outbreak through the use of pesticides and urging farmers to report any sightings of locusts to prevent further damage.
A locust plague hit East Africa View URL Media National Geographic English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa Heavy use of a broad-spectrum pesticide seems to have slowed the desert locust invasion. What the repercussions of that approach are isn’t yet clear.
Afghan farmers despair as locusts plague precious crops View URL Media France 24 English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan The article highlights the challenges faced by Afghan farmers as they struggle to protect their livelihoods from the Moroccan locust and ensure food security for their communities.
Afghan northwest hit by plague of locusts View URL Media Reuters English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan Afghan authorities are examining the extent of an unprecedented locust infestation that has prompted local officials in some areas to offer wheat as a reward to residents for killing the insects.
Afghanistan locust outbreak View URL Media Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Arabic English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan A large-scale locusts outbreak across eight provinces in North and Northeast Afghanistan poses enormous threat to the country’s food security, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO
Africa Braces for a Record Wave of Locusts View URL Media Wall Street Journal English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Flood waters that swamped bean and corn fields created a breeding ground for a swarm of desert locusts that destroyed a swath of farmland across eight East African nations earlier this year. Now their offspring are threatening a second wave of locusts, 20 times as large.
Agriculture Ministry intensifies efforts to contain Moruga grasshoppers View URL Media Trinidad and Tobago Newsday English Moruga grasshopper (Coscineuta virens) Trinidad and Tobago The Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Agriculture has increased its efforts to control the Moruga Grasshopper, a pest that has been damaging crops in several communities. The Ministry is using a combination of insecticides, trapping, and public education campaigns to manage the infestation.
Alerta por el ingreso de una gran manga de langostas en Santiago del Estero View URL Media Noticias AgroPecuarias Spanish South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina The article reports on the entry of a large swarm of locusts into the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, and the damage they could cause to the region's crops.
Are grasshoppers as delicious as ham? Mexico’s insect hunters would like you to find out View URL Media Los Angeles Times English Mexico Grasshopper hunters in Mexico are feeding a growing market for the insects, which are being turned into hamburgers, sauces and snacks — “much healthier than some potato chips.”
Argentina and Brazil crops threatened by locust swarm View URL Media BBC News English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina Brazil Argentina is facing its worst plague of locusts in over 60 years, with huge swarms currently tearing through crops and farms in several provinces. The country is fighting back against the locusts with measures including aerial fumigation and the use of drones to track and control the swarms.
Argentina Battles Locust Plague in Northern Province View URL Media Voice of America English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina Argentina battles the largest of three swarms of locusts this year.
Argentina Scrambles to Fight Biggest Plague of Locusts in 60 Years View URL Media The New York Times English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina Warm, wet winters spawned a locust infestation in dry northern forests. In 10 days, the insects will be mature enough to form flying swarms that devour crops.
Argentina tomó control de la manga de langostas y Uruguay respira View URL Media El Observador Spanish South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina Argentina has taken control of a swarm of locusts that had crossed into Uruguay, easing fears that the country's crops would be devastated.
Argentina, Brazil monitor massive locust swarm; crop damage seen limited. Reuters View URL Media Reuters English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina Brazil Argentina and Brazil are monitoring the movement of a 15-square-kilometer locust swarm in Argentina's northeast, though authorities and specialists said so far it had not caused significant damage to crops in the South American countries.
Artificial Intelligence Helping African Farmers in the Fight Against Locusts View URL Media Farmers Review Africa English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa Locusts invading a farmer’s field in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya. Sven Torfinn / Oxfam A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi—the Swahili name for the wattled starling, a bird renowned for eating locusts—is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time […]
As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them View URL Media The New York Times English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
Besieged by locusts, South Africa's farmers fight back View URL Media BBC News English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) South Africa's farmers are fighting ongoing locust swarms to preserve the country's food security.
Biblical plague or manageable threat? View URL Media The Telegraph English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya Swarms of the pests, driven by climate change, are wreaking havoc on the food supply of a region regularly facing acute bouts of hunger
Billions of locusts are descending on Ethiopia View URL Media Washington Post English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Ethiopia Unusual weather patterns in the Indian Ocean led to a series of relentless rains across East Africa, causing the worst locust outbreak in generations in southern Ethiopia. The Washington Post visited the affected area.
Brown locust outbreaks threaten Southern Africa View URL Media Farmer's Weekly English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa There are brown locust outbreaks threatening southern Africa, with the Karoo area of South Africa being hit the most. These outbreaks could cause significant damage to crops such as maize and sorghum in other areas such as Namibia.
Brown locusts have survived a long drought in South Africa – here’s how View URL Media The Conversation English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa Discusses the resilience of the brown locust in South Africa during long periods of drought and how this affects farmers.
CABI contributes to study which reveals yellow-spined bamboo locust prefers wheat and rice to maize View URL Media National Institutes of Health Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International English Yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu) China CABI has contributed to new research published in the journal Biology which reveals that the yellow-spined bamboo locust (YSBL) prefers wheat and rice to maize under laboratory conditions.
Cerca del final del 2020 langostas atacan colonias de Mérida View URL Media La Verdad Noticias Spanish Central American locust (Schistocerca piceifrons) A nada de que culmine el polémico año 2020, algunas colonias de Mérida sufrieron el ataque de una plaga de langostas, principalmente en Los héroes y también en Tixkokob.
Chinese Authorities Deploy Fleets of Drones to Battle Locust Invasion View URL Media Caixin Global English Yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu) Chinese Authorities Deploy Fleets of Drones to Battle Locust Invasion - Officials launch emergency drills to guard against possible swarms of the crop-eating bugs entering from Southeast Asia.
Climate change favours locust swarms, India increasingly at risk View URL Media Mongabay-India English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) The warming of the Indian Ocean due to climate change is cited as the main reason for the proliferation of locusts that are now ranging from the horn of Africa to the Arabian Peninsula to the Indian subcontinent.
Crunch, Crunch: Africa's Locust Outbreak Is Far From Over View URL Media US News & World Report English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Africa's locust outbreak continues to threaten food security in the continent. Countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia remain at high risk of further outbreaks despite ongoing control efforts.
Desert Locust ‘re-invasion’ threatens millions across Horn of Africa View URL Media United Nations English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) New Desert Locust swarms are forming in the Horn of Africa, threatening agricultural livelihoods and the food security of millions of people, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday.
Dos mangas de langostas amenazan Santiago de Estero View URL Media El Agrario Spanish South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) A piece on South American locust outbreak status.
Drought puts Alberta farmers at risk of another scourge of grasshoppers View URL Media English Two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) Bruner spur-throated grasshopper (Melanoplus bruneri) Canada A warning that Southern Alberta grasshopper outbreaks in 2023 are likely to repeat this year.
East Africa fears second wave - of locust swarms View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Good breeding conditions mean millions of people are now threatened in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
East Africa’s plague of locusts and the bizarre climate science behind it View URL Media National Geographic English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Human activity has made an ocean circulation pattern misbehave—triggering a weird confluence of events that has caused the infestations.
Eastern Cape struck by worst locust infestation in 25 years, swathes of valuable grazing lost View URL Media Daily Maverick English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
Emergency Locust Response Program Phase 3 The World Bank Group View URL Media World Bank Intergovernmental Authority on Development English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Djibouti Ethiopia Kenya Uganda Yemen South Sudan Funding breakdown from the World Bank desert locust 2020 relief efforts. On May 20, 2020, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the Emergency Locust Response Program under the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (ELRP-MPA).
Explainer: what's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa View URL Media The Conversation English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
FAO warns of potentially devastating Moroccan Locust outbreak in Afghanistan’s wheat basket View URL Media Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned of a large-scale outbreak of the Moroccan Locust across eight provinces in North and Northeast Afghanistan, the country's wheat basket.
Farmers fear locust invasion as swarms lay eggs in the Karoo View URL Media IOL English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
Farmers worry as Namibia battles its worst brown locust outbreak View URL Media Namibia Economist English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa Namibia
Fighting a locust plague amid Covid-19 in east Africa View URL Media The Guardian English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa
Fighting Back Against 2020's Massive Locust Swarms View URL Media Curiosity Stream English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) "Devastating swarms of locusts are devouring everything in their path from Africa to India. Scientists and citizens are waging a massive war with cutting edge technology to stop the infestation from becoming a deadly plague."
First floods, then desert locusts View URL Media Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Somalia Farmers in central Somalia cope with back-to-back threats
Grasshopper watch View URL Media Ag Proud English Two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) Red-legged grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum) Migratory grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes) United States of America
Grasshoppers Are Descending on the West in Swarms View URL Media Slate Magazine English Two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) United States of America
Guatemala se declara en emergencia sanitaria por plaga de langosta View URL Media Grupo Milenio Spanish Central American locust (Schistocerca piceifrons) Las autoridades no descartan que el ejemplar haya llegado desde México, considerando el aumento de esto como "devastador" para la agricultura del país.
High tech early warning system could curb next South African locust swarms View URL Media Mongabay English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
How a single locust becomes a plague View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) ast swarms of desert locusts are tearing through the Horn of Africa and south Asia, devouring crops and threatening food supplies and livelihoods. How did it get so bad? BBC News finds out.
How a UN-led fight against locusts took a toxic toll on Kenyan farmers View URL Media Grist English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya
How do you fight a locust invasion amid coronavirus? View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) A second locust invasion hits East Africa, raising fears of more hunger amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
How Kenya’s farmers are trying to outsmart locusts and climate change View URL Media The Independent English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya As the risk of food insecurity rises, farmers in East Africa are having to adapt to ensure crops grow, reports Federica Marsi in Meru, Kenya
How the Eastern Cape govt is helping farmers under siege from locust swarms View URL Media News 24 English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
How war threatens Ethiopia's struggle against worst locust swarm in 25 years View URL Media The Guardian English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) As surveillance and spraying operations cease due to conflict, there are fears the existing food crisis could worsen
Hundreds of billions of locusts swarm in East Africa View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) East Africa could be on the verge of a food crisis, if swarms of locusts are not controlled.
ICYMI: Brown locust outbreak in Northern Cape View URL Media Food for Mzansi English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
In Kenya, lessons from 2020 prepare responders for a locust re-invasion View URL Media Devex English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya In Kenya's Marsabit County, the government, FAO, and faith actors say that lessons from the first locust invasion have better prepared them for the second, bigger swarm.
In Kenya, this start-up is turning locust swarms into animal feed View URL Media English Kenya Video on how the Bug Picture start-up is turning locust swarms into animal feed.
India combats locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) An invasion by desert locusts has hit large swathes of India and Pakistan in the middle of pandemic.
Ingresó una nueva manga de langostas de Paraguay View URL Media Diario Hoy Spanish South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Paraguay Hasta el momento hay seis mangas en el país, de las cuales solo una está controlada, la que se encuentra en Federación, Entre Ríos.
Intensive control operations reduced locust threat in India, Pak, says FAO View URL Media Hindustan Times English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Dr K L Gurjar, deputy director at Locust Warning Organization at Jodhpur said that it is a big relief to the country which is facing threat of locust attacks since the past one and half year.
Israeli locust expert flies to Sardinia to help fight outbreak View URL Media The Times of Israel English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Italy
Italian island of Sardinia infested with locusts View URL Media DW News English Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus) Italy Higher temperatures lead to huge swarms of locusts. For the inhabitants of the Italian island of Sardinia, this is a disaster.
Just add water: The garden insect that can turn into a plague View URL Media Ted Ed English TEDEd lesson on locusts
Kazakhstan Tries To Ward Off Locust Invasion View URL Media The Times of Central Asia English Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus) Kazakhstan
Kenya Beats Back Fresh Wave of Desert Locust Invasions View URL Media Bloomberg News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya
Kenya uses app in battle against desert locusts View URL Media Business Insider English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) LORUGUM, Kenya (Reuters) - Lorugum village in northwest Kenya is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of young desert locusts perch on trees, shrubs, and in the grass.
Kenya: A sustainable solution to locust swarms? View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya
Kenya's farmers struggle as locusts descend View URL Media Deutsche Welle English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Kenya
Kenya's Locust Outbreak May Be Nearing End as Spring Rains Are Delayed View URL Media The Weather Channel English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) The delayed rains have brought a bit of optimism in the fight against the desert locust crisis that is the worst in more than 25 years on the Horn of Africa. - Articles from The Weather Channel
Kenya's pastoralists face hunger and conflict as locust plague continues View URL Media The Guardian English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) As herds are devastated and crops destroyed across east Africa, there are fears of violence as competition for grazing increases
Lao to Get Supports from Thailand to Halt the Bamboo Locust Outbreak View URL Media Thai-German Cooperation English Yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu)
Laos, China and neigbouring countries discuss locust outbreak in Laos View URL Media Open Development Mekong English Yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu) High-level officials from Laos, China, Vietnam and Thailand have discussed cooperation efforts in the prevention and control of the yellow-spined bamboo locust outbreak in Laos. A consultation workshop on the management of the yellow-spined bamboo locust outbreak in Laos for 2017 took place on February 20 in Vientiane and was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of […]
Las Vegas resident shares experience as swarms of grasshoppers return to valley View URL Media KLAS 8 News Now English Pallid-winged grasshopper (Trimerotropis pallidipennis) United States of America
Latin America: South American locust outbreak in Metaleptea View URL Media The Orthopterists' Society English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Argentina
Locust Invasion View URL Media Go Wild English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria)
Locust invasion hits crops in Takhar View URL Media Arabic Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan Footage of Moroccan locust invasion in Takhar and interviews
Locust outbreak threatens Penal crops View URL Media Trinidad and Tobago Newsday English Moruga grasshopper (Coscineuta virens) Trinidad and Tobago
Locust outbreaks threaten food security in southern Africa View URL Media Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Immediate action can prevent disaster in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Locust Plague Devours 40,000 Tonnes of Vegetation View URL Media BBC News English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Madagascar When there is an abundance of crops, flightless locusts have a unique hunting technique: they create a plague-like swarm, which can run a kilometre long, in search for food. However, when they morph into adults and take to the air, they create a phenomena of destruction.
Locust Plague Hits Phongsaly, 5 Hectares of Crops Destroyed View URL Media Laotian Times English Yellow-spined bamboo locust (Ceracris kiangsu) Dry season rice and crops in Phongsaly province have been destroyed by yellow-spined bamboo locusts, which have arrived in plague proportions.
Locust swarm of up to 40 million hits Brazil as country struggles to handle coronavirus crisis View URL Media The Sun English South American locust (Schistocerca cancellata) Brazil A SWARM of locusts is threatening to invade Brazil as the country struggles to battles one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. The swarm, believed to contain up to 40 million in…
Locust Swarm Takes Over Sky in Yucatan, Mexico View URL Media Yahoo News English Central American locust (Schistocerca piceifrons) Mexico Footage of a Central American locust swarm in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Locust Swarms as Big as Cities are Causing a Crisis in Africa View URL Media Newsweek English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) One swarm recorded was 37 miles long and 25 miles wide.
Locust swarms pose new threat to Middle East and Africa’s food security View URL Media Arab News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa Despite its best efforts throughout 2020 to bring desert locusts under control, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns that swarms of the crop-eating insects now pose an even greater threat to agricultural and pastoral livelihoods and the food security of millions from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.
Locust Swarms Ravaging East Africa Are the Size of Cities View URL Media Bloomberg News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Experts say the outbreak is caused by an increased number of cyclones.
Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa View URL Media National Public Radio English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Eastern Africa Swarms of locusts have reached dangerous levels in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They're reproducing rapidly in part because of unusual rainfall patterns.
Locust swarms: How can they be warded off? View URL Media Down to Earth English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) All ammunition currently in use against locusts can have serious health and environmental impacts
Locust timebomb looms in Afghanistan after insects lay billions of eggs in cropland View URL Media The Telegraph English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan Concern grows that a Moroccan locusts will devastate food supplies next year in the country’s ‘breadbasket’ region,
Locusts Are A Plague Of Biblical Scope In 2020. Why? And ... What Are They Exactly? View URL Media National Public Radio English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) They're swarming in gargantuan numbers in parts of Africa and South Asia — and posing a major threat to the food supply. If you have questions about these insects, we have answers.
Locusts destroy Afghanistan crops amid severe food crisis View URL Media Aljazeera English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan Article on Moroccan locust outbreak - notable for photos.
Locusts devour 3 000 hectares of grazing on EC farm View URL Media Food for Mzansi English Brown locust (Locustana pardalina) South Africa
Locusts infested about 2,000 hectares of farm land in Aksy View URL Media AKIpress News Agency English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Kyrgyzstan Locusts infested about 2,000 hectares of land in Aksy district of Jalal-Abad region
Locusts Invade Northern Afghan Provinces View URL Media TOLO News English Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) Afghanistan News story on the impact of Moroccan locusts in the northern provinces of Afghanistan.
Locusts make Princes Town residents’ lives miserable View URL Media Trinidad and Tobago Guardian English Moruga grasshopper (Coscineuta virens) Trinidad and Tobago
Locusts now threatening parts of southern Africa, UN says View URL Media Phys.org English Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) Locusts are threatening another part of Africa, with up to 7 million people in the southern region facing further food insecurity, the United Nations said Friday.
Locusts: A close-up look at the swarms devouring the world's crops - BBC News View URL Media BBC News English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) Huge swarms of desert locusts are wreaking havoc in parts of East Africa, Asia and the Middle East, threatening crops, livelihoods and food supplies.
Management of the Moruga Grasshoppers/Locusts View URL Media The Ministry of Agriculture Land and Fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago English Moruga grasshopper (Coscineuta virens) Trinidad and Tobago
Manual for the implementation of environmental, health, and safety standards for the control of locusts View URL Media FAO Desert Locust Information Service Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations English Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania This document outlines Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Environmental, Health, and Safety measures in Desert Locust control campaigns, aiming to guide implementation while allowing flexibility to adapt to national contexts, clarify responsibilities, plan activities, monitor implementation, and ensure comprehensive documentation for internal monitoring and external audits.
Mega Disasters: Super Swarms of Locusts View URL Media History Channel English Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) United States of America A video about the Rock Mountain locusts and how American pioneers faced the largest swarm of locusts ever recorded.

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