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Uweinat, Libya

The survey

On 17-23 January 2001, a survey was carried out in southeastern Libya where there was an unusual outbreak of Desert Locust near Jebel Uweinat and the Sudanese/Egyptian border in early 1999. The purpose of the mission was to analyze the reasons for the outbreak in order to better understand Desert Locust migration and population dynamics. The twenty member team from four countries camped at Jebel Uweinat in Karkur Bouhalaga.

The photos were taken by Keith Cressman, FAO Locust Forecasting Officer, using a Sony Mavica MVC FD90 digital camera and processed on an Apple Macintosh G4.

Comments and questions: Keith.Cressman@fao.org

The survey