Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth — it recycles nutirents, provides habitats, favors pollination, controls erosion and regulates climate ? — it’s key to human survival.

But plants, animals, and microorganisms are disappearing at unprecedented rates. What impact will this have on human health ?  What do plants, snakes, molds, marine sponges, and cone snails have in common ?  Find out in this Earth Focus special report on how these species have helped develop medicines that save human lives.

Earth Focus Episode 41 – Biodiversity and Health, produced by Earth Focus, of KCET, Burbank California, in collaboration with the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School.

See Earth Focus on Biodiversity 

Earth Focus Episode 41 - Biodiversity and Health.
From Earth Focus Magazine on Biodiversity, of KCET.org of Burbank, California, a secondary Public Broadcasting Station which merged with the KOCE-TV Foundation; Earth Focus is an environmental news magazine (separate from the Earth Focus Magazine) featuring investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environment its affects people around the world.