The 29th Remote Sensing Data of the Asian and African Desert Locust Disaster Monitoring Successfully Uploaded to GBIF
Author: LI Xiaoyue
In January 2022, desert locust was mainly distributed in the northeast and a small amount in the northwest of Somalia, with a total vegetation damage area of 91,700 hectares, of which 38,900 hectares were newly vegetation areas. In February 2022, the locust population in Somalia is expected to decrease further with control operations and dry weather conditions. February 2022 is an important growing season for food crops in Somalia. If desert locust is not effectively controlled, it will become a major threat to the local agricultural and husbandry production. It is necessary to carry out continuous and dynamic locust monitoring and early warning, organize prevention and control, and provide international assistance through biodiversity informatics.
Key words: desert locust, disaster monitoring, remote sesing data, assessment, international assistance
LI Xiaoyue The 29th Remote Sensing Data of the Asian and African Desert Locust Disaster Monitoring Successfully Uploaded to GBIF. Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development, Vol.1 No.5, April 2022, ISSN2749-9065
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