Latest Data of Desert Locusts Disaster Monitoring Uploaded to GBIF from CBCGDF
2022/3/30 15:08:00 本站

Recently, the GBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facilityworking group of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) received the latest monitoring data of desert locusts from the Aerospace Information Research Institute Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIRICAS). As of March 2022, as the second data publisher of GBIF in China, CBCGDF associated with AIRICAS research team of Huang Wenjiang has issued 30 reports. Relevant data are authorized to be uploaded to GBIF network platform for reference.

According to the 30th report on the “”monitoring and assessment of Asia Africa desert locust disaster“” issued by AIRICAS, from January to February 2022, desert locusts in Ethiopia were mainly distributed in the east and south, of which the vegetation damage area in January was 21,900 hectares, 7900 hectares more than that in December 2021 (20300 hectares of farmland, 900 hectares of grassland and 6,700 hectares of shrub). Compared with January, 17,700 hectares of vegetation in total were damaged in February, which means 8700 hectares increased (300 hectares of farmland, 300 hectares of grassland and 8,100 hectares of shrub).

Compared with the same period of last year, the size and number of desert locusts decreased significantly. It is expected that in March & April, the number of locusts will be further reduced due to dry climate conditions and locusts’ migration from the east to the south of Oromia and the southern states. The next two months will be an important planting season for food crops in Ethiopia. It is still necessary to continuously and dynamically carry out locust disaster monitoring and multinational joint prevention and control.



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Data reference: Huang W, Dong Y, Zhou J (2022). RSCROP: Desert Locust Monitoring, Forecasting and Assessment in Africa and Asia Archive from 2018-01-01 (Ongoing). Version 1.30. China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation. Occurrence dataset accessed via on 2022-03-25.

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