EX SITU CONSERVATION
Each Contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate, and predominantly for the purpose of complementing in situ measures:
(a) adopt measures for the ex situ conservation of components of biological diversity, preferably in the country of origin of such components;
(b) establish and maintain facilities for ex situ conservation of and research on plants, animals and micro-organisms, preferably in the country of origin of genetic resources;
(c) adopt measures for the recovery and rehabilitation of threatened species and for their reintroduction into their natural habitats under appropriate conditions;
(d) regulate and manage collection of biological resources from natural habitats for ex situ conservation purposes so as not to threaten ecosystems and in situ populations of species, except where special temporary ex situ measures are required under subparagraph (c); and
(e) cooperate in providing financial and other support for ex situ conservation outlined in subparagraphs (a) to (d) and in the establishment and maintenance of ex situ conservation facilities in developing countries.