Resolution Conf. 10.17 (Rev. CoP14)

Animal hybrids

RECALLING Resolution Conf. 2.13 on the problem of hybrids, adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting (San José, 1979);

CONCERNED that trade in hybrids of species included in the Appendices should be controlled in order to support the controls on trade in the species included in Appendices I and II;

THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION

DECIDES that:

a) hybrid animals that have in their recent lineage one or more specimens of species included in Appendix I or II shall be subject to the provisions of the Convention just as if they were full species, even if the hybrid concerned is not specifically included in the Appendices;

b) if at least one of the animals in the recent lineage is of a species included in Appendix I, the hybrids shall be treated as specimens of species included in Appendix I (and shall be eligible for the exemptions of Article VII when applicable);

c) if at least one of the animals in the recent lineage is of a species included in Appendix II, and there are no specimens of an Appendix-I species in such lineage, the hybrids shall be treated as specimens of species included in Appendix II; and

d) as a guideline, the words "recent lineage", as used in this Resolution, shall generally be interpreted to refer to the previous four generations of the lineage;

RECOMMENDS that, when Parties are considering the making of non-detriment findings, in accordance with Article III, paragraph 2 (a), or Article IV, paragraph 2 (a), for specimens of hybrids that are subject to the provisions of the Convention, they take into account any potential detriment to the survival of the listed species; and

REPEALS Resolution Conf. 2.13 (San José, 1979) – Problem of Hybrids.

 

* Amended at the 11th and 14th meetings of the Conference of the Parties.

Number / Code: 
Conf. 10.17 (Rev. CoP14)
COP meeting: 
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties