The conference venue will be in Szarvas (Békés County, Hungary) that is located about 150 km far from Budapest. The town, with about 17,000 inhabitants, is the touristic center of the region, as it is situated in a nice semi-natural landscape characterized by the oxbow of the river Körös and many grasslands. Although the town is small, it has many sights to see just like the manor of the Borza family, the Arboretum Pepi-garden ('Pepi-kert'), and the Visitor Centre of the Körös-Maros National Park.
The registration and conference sessions will be held in the Visitor Centre of the Körös-Maros National Park (Körös-Maros National Park Directorate, www.kmnp.hu/en, Address: Anna-liget 1. Szarvas, H-5540). The exhibition at the Visitor Centre provides a nice introduction of the habitats and conservation activities of the KMNPD, and also offers the possibility to take a tour along the oxbow of the Körös and visit the zoo with many animal species that have inhabited this area both in present days and in historical times.
The conference program will take place at the Visitor Centre which has a large lecture hall, and many other facilities for discussions and social events.
Animals that are or were typical in the region (zoo at the Venue). Photo archive of the Körös-Maros National Park Directorate.