Desert Locust Outbreak
Outbreaks of the Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) are raging throughout East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of southwest Asia threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, UN) predicts outbreaks will continue to increase and spread and is calling for global support.
South American Locust Outbreak
The South American Locust (Schistocerca cancellata) is experiencing its largest population upsurge in 60 years, expanding beyond its permanent breeding zone in northwest Argentina to Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil causing national emergencies.
African Migratory Locust
Outbreaks of the African Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) are currently impacting Southern African countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Yellow-spined Bamboo Locust
Outbreaks of the Yellow-spined Bamboo Locust (Ceracris kiangsu) spread from Laos and Vietnam into the Yunnan province of China.