locust

A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty
Iran may use military against locusts threatening crops

Desert locusts had attacked more than 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) of orchards and farmland in seven of Iran's 31 provinces

By REUTERS
15/05/2020
A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty
Swarms of locusts expected to plague Africa and Middle East, UN group says

The swarms represent “an unprecedented threat to food security,” according to the Locust Watch website.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/03/2020
Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020
Iran afflicted by large swarms of desert locusts, amid coronavirus woes

'The density of locusts in the swarms is so high that a 10 to 15-centimeter layer of dead locusts forms on the ground after spraying pesticides.'

05/03/2020
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Will China send 100,000 ducks to help tackle Pakistan's locust plague?

Ducks have been used in the past in China to devour crop-ravaging locusts.

By REUTERS
28/02/2020
Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020
Bible coming to life? Locusts 'plague' Middle East, Asia, Africa

One swarm in Kenya was three times the size of New York City; the number of locusts could multiply 400-fold by June if not treated, according to reports.

20/02/2020
'Devastating plague of locusts' poses threat to east Africa, UN warns

"We cannot eradicate the locusts, but we can contain them and prevent a food crisis from breaking out," The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs wrote in a report.

10/02/2020
A boy holds a bag filled with locusts he caught near Radaa, Yemen Sept. 2007
Starving Yemenis find food source in massive locust outbreak

"Instead of them eating our vegetables, now we eat locusts with rice and our vegetables are fine," said one Yemeni farmer.

03/06/2019
A locust is held by Israeli researcher at the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University's Faculty
Swarm of locusts darkens skies of Saudia Arabia

The infestation started on Sunday, when masses of the insect were reported to have come from Sudan and Eritrea following unusually heavy rainfall in the region.

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