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
1. 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;
2. 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
3. REPEALS Resolution Conf. 2.13 (San José, 1979) – Problem of Hybrids.
* Amended at the 11th and 14th meetings of the Conference of the Parties.