International Alliance of Violin and
Bow Makers for Endangered Species

ALLIANCE “Save OUR bows” Campaign

We urgently need your help! The 2022 CITES pernambuco decision was not permanent. CITES listed specific actions requiring a concerted effort by the entire musical community. Our progress will be reviewed and a decision will be made in 2 years. The future use of pernambuco for professional bow making depends on shops, makers, and musicians working together to support conservation.

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What We Do

Hardwood forests around the world are being decimated at an alarming rate. Find out more about what we’re doing to help.