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Monday, 12 June 2017

Our ECCB 2018 mascot has a name!

We have an exciting year ahead! The next European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB 2018) will take place in Jyväskylä, Finland and we’re busy preparing for the event! Last month one of our tasks was to choose and name our mascot. We asked ourselves, what could represent the natural beauty of the taiga? There is no one better than the magnificent Great Grey Owl!

Seppo, a talented Finnish cartoonist and illustrator, made some amazing drawings (above) of the ECCB 2018 mascot, and we here at the SCB Europe Section asked our Facebook members and Twitter followers to share their favorite names for our festive bird!

Our followers were very inspired to name the ECCB 2018 mascot, and so it was hard to choose the four finalists (Aurora, Dr Woo-Who, Misty and Nokka) from 17 total nominations that we originally received. With our four finalist names in-hand (see above), we asked our Facebook members and Twitter followers to vote for their favorite name.

And the winner is….

Dr Woo-Who! Thumbs-up!

Thank you to all of members and followers who contributed suggestions and feedback during our ECCB2018 Mascot naming contest!

We extend a warm congratulations to Chris Parsons aka @Craken_MacCraic for nominating our winning name!  Dr Woo-Who!

Post by: Nadia Castro-Izaguirre

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