Experts will gather at the University of Manitoba today to begin a five-day discussion on how to save the North American prairies.
The U of M is hosting the 23rd North American Prairie Conference, which is being held in Western Canada for the first time. More than 400 prairie experts will gather to develop a way to save even more prairie ecosystems from extinction.
Manitoba has lost 99 percent of the tall-grass prairie it once had, and the prairies that remain are generally highly degraded.
This bi-annual event has been held in Canada only once before.