I received this from a bowmaker friend of mine - with a plea for all musicians, makers, and lovers of music to please take action. I thought I'd post here. The text below comes from the president of the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative.
"Brazil has proposed that pernambuco be listed on Appendix II of CITES (Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) including all parts and derivatives. This means that all finished bows, all pernambuco bows ever made, could be required to have documentation to cross international borders. This could have a devastating impact on traveling musicians and touring orchestras."
To take action go here:
And please alert your friends and fellow players to this problem.
Cecily (I like my graphite bow... but I like my Tourte & Tubbs much more)
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