Italy - Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for more than 60 years

Millions of locusts have invaded the Italian island of Sardinia, with the province of Nuoro the worst hit.

This invasion was the worst infestation in nearly 60 years and was devastating to both livestock and crop farmers.

The swarms have destroyed crops and an estimated 2 500 ha of grazing land, while houses in the region have also been infested.