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.

The Alliance is focusing on:

  • Educating musicians about the need for conservation
  • Increasing funding for scientific research and reforestation (specified musician involvement)
  • Assisting musicians and shops in authenticating the materials used in bows

Here’s how you can help:

Donate to support research and reforestation

Support research and reforestation by making a tax-deductible contribution.

Donate to Alliance-International

Download the digital sticker for your website and social media

Help raise awareness that immediate action is needed for pernambuco. Show your website and social media followers that you are committed to conservation.

Download the digital sticker

Purchase physical stickers

Give each customer a sticker and encourage them to display it prominently. Every musician needs to know that this danger is real and that we need to unite for the future of pernambuco. Shops, each month count up your invoices and donate $1 (or local equivalent) per invoice to the Alliance. We are tracking every sticker to show our collective commitment.

Purchase Stickers

How to make this work in your shop?
comments by participants:

“I raised prices $1 for the Alliance and mention to customers that with every sale I donate $1 to conservation. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. They love the stickers and love that their purchases are helping contribute to conservation”.

This is a great idea for an important cause! A click on the website donate page once a month is all that’s needed to make donations and to purchase stickers. A quick and easy process for busy people like me!”.