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Important Update – July 27, 2015
Changes have been proposed that will greatly impact those who own bagpipes containing ivory within the United States.
Please read the following PDFs associated with this update.
Ivory and your bagpipe…what you need to know!
There is much to read and understand regarding endangered species and the efforts to protect them. There are layers of laws and regulations that complicate understanding and complying with the various laws from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The following is a distillation of information and general guidelines for remaining within the law.
In February 2014 forty-six countries convened for The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The meeting resulted in the issuance of a declaration recognizing “the economic, social and environmental consequences of illegal trade in wildlife” and emphasizing in particular the threat to “the survival of elephants in the wild.” Participating nations have resolved to strengthen law enforcement and increase international cooperation.