The Board held its regular 2-day meeting in Bern hosted by Raphael Arlettaz, chair of the Membership and Chapters Committee. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to the upcoming ECCB2012. With the presence of the chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Dr Owen Nevin, the Board discussed several issues including: proposals for symposia and workshops, the structure of the congress, student activities, media representation and many more.
In the second day, the BoD matters were raised and detailed: the current call for nominations and elections, the IPBES process, the Chapter Initiatives and so on. Besides the long discussions, there was also time to visit the beautiful town of Bern, to see the BearPark next to the river and to enjoy plenty of stodgy raclette meals. In Sunday a one-day excursion in the Alps closed the Board meeting for the delight of the bird watchers and mountainer conservation biologists.
|Birdwatching in the Alps|