The SC discussed the finalisation of the Annual Report of IENE for 2017, updates on the IENE website and the budget for 2018. Progress updates were given for the planning of the IENE 2018 conference and the project with a website for the Wildlife and traffic handbook. The development of IENE and transfer of the Secretariat was also discussed. The secretariat reported that IENE has got 5 new members since the last SC meeting, so the network now has got 414 members.
*In order to make the work of the Steering committee (SC) more transparent to all members, the SC has decided to regularly publish short summaries of their meetings on the website. IENE members are always free to contact the SC with requests, proposals, questions or issues for discussion.