The Garden of Eden
In thirty years 15% to 20% of all life
forms will be extinct. This loss of natural diversity undermines our long-range
economic security. The Garden of Eden combines compelling interviews,
magnificent cinematography, and vintage animations to show how rare species
have been used to develop new antibiotics, disease resistant corn, and
improved insect repellant. The film then focuses on a beautiful region
of Florida known as the Garden of Eden, which supports the greatest species
diversity in the continental U.S. Cooperation among conservationists,
industry, and government saved this area from industrial development.
The Garden of Eden emphasizes that extinction is forever and that
we owe it to our descendants to preserve a rich and varied natural world.