# GSG2025 Venue

The Conference will take place in Hotel Thermal in Mušov, Pasohlávky in South Moravia, Czech Republic, i.e. close to the Czech/Austrian Border.  The hotel is located (48.9043 N, 16.5790 E) on the shore of Upper Lake Nove of Mlyny Water Reservoir, i.e., the centre of the most important site for wintering geese and other waterbirds in Czechia.

The Czechia, as well as other central European countries, have become more important for wintering geese and other waterbirds. South Moravia is the most important region within the country, with a high concentration of White-fronted Goose, Tundra Bean Goose and Greylag Goose. Other wintering species include Barnacle Goose, Brent Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose.

South Moravia is a unique region of the Czech Republic. It is located at the edge of the Pannonian plateau and Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. The history of this region is ancient, including mammoth hunters in the ice age, the edge of the Romanian Empire and later centuries-old border between Austria, Moravia and Hungary, and more recently Austria, Czechia and Slovakia. This region represents one of the most fertile agricultural landscapes and is famous for its wine production.

The original habitats include riparian forests, wet meadows in the floodplains of Thaya, Svratka, Svitava and Jihlava rivers as well as limestone rock steppe, forest-steppe and thermophilic oak forest. Moreover, man-made wetlands such as fishponds created in the Middle Ages and water reservoirs created in the 1970s – 1990s replaced original habitats.