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From 2010 until 2014, the IOS Website was maintained by the Assistant Secretary at that time. This display shows the wibsite as it existed until it was taken offline April 2014.

Since 2004 members have requested an interactive website with IOS documents such as Statutes, Byelaws, the Code of Conduct and links to other relevant pages. At that time, the aim of IOS was not to conduct but to promote research and conservation by bringing people together. But exactly this had become a problem. The organizational structure of IOS was too cumbersome and did not provide sufficient means of direct communication outside the congresses. Its central organization with a top-down approach and a one-way information system (Bulletins and Newsletters) had to compeed with integrated networks on the Internet and the upcoming social media. A thorough review of all internal and external requirements for a rejuvenated Internet presence had become necessary. The new website was envisaged to be used as an educational and communications tool to (1) to improve internal communication and (2) to clearly transmit more clearly the IOS mission to the public.