We celebrated a BOD meeting in Krakow from the 20th - 22nd September. The meeting took place at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Actually, several meetings took place. First of all a preparatory meeting of the 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology, ECCB 2009. The Stearing Committee, the Program Advisory Committee and the Local Committee of the congress met with the BOD on the 20th September. Proposed symposiums, workshops, round-table discussions and short courses were reviewed and were provisionally approved. Congress budget, time table and planification were reviewed and approved by the BOD. On the 21st the proper BOD meeting took place. On the 22nd there was a meeting of the Policy Commitee of the Europe section.