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Desert locust control in ecologically sensitive areas: Need for guidelines.

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Publiceringsår: 2003
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 463-468
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Volym: 32
Nummer: 7
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Sammanfattning

Chemical control of desert locust (DL) is carried out over large areas of land, covering a range of different landscapes and ecosystems. There are no real restrictions for spraying in or close to environmentally sensitive areas and awareness of sensitivity is not always obvious to the people involved in control. However, concern about environmental issues in connection with DL control is growing and clear guidelines are needed. The objectives were: to identify and delineate areas particularly sensitive to pesticide contamination in northeastern Africa, e.g. protected areas, wetlands, populated places, oases, and areas with concentrations of migratory birds. These areas were matched with actual DL control during 1986-1998. The conclusion is that chemical control occurred in environmentally sensitive areas especially wetlands, e.g. temporary waters and mangroves; close to human settlements; and, to some extent, in or near protected areas and areas with numerous migratory birds.

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Nyckelord

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

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  • ISSN: 0044-7447

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