Wildlife propagation permit applicants shall include with the permit application or renewal a species survival program plan as defined by this rule.
(A) A species survival program shall be developed in cooperation with a veterinarian and approved by the chief of the division of animal health.
(B) The wildlife propagation permit shall include the veterinarian's approval of the species survival program.
(C) The species survival program shall be for animals designated as endangered by the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).
(D) The species survival program shall be based on generally accepted scientific understanding and include protocols for at least:
(1) A population of sufficient number for a breeding program;
(2) Sufficient genetic diversity for expansion of the species;
(3) Breeding as a means of increase the species population and maintaining genetic diversity; and,
(4) Placement of surplus breeding stock.
(E) The species survival program shall be reviewed annually with the permit holder's veterinarian, and the permit renewal form shall include the veterinarian's approval of the continuing program.
(F) Animals bred through the species survival program may be placed into a species survival program:
(1) As permitted by the United State fish and wildlife service or CITES; or,
(2) Approved by the association of zoos and aquariums or zoological association of America.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 901:1-4-14