Research suggests Biodiversity is a cornerstone of Human Health and Well-being.

The importance of the fundamental linkages between biodiversity and human health is increasingly recognized in global and regional policy development

In recent years, evidence has emerged that contact with biodiversity is associated with both physical health and mental health.

Nearly 75% of all approved medical drugs come from nature and we rely on the biodiversity of plants and animals to find new medicines. all the food we eat comes from the biological diversity of animals and plants — and the work of bees and butterflies that pollinate those plants. Much of the world’s fresh water is provided from forests. The diversity of organisms in forests also clean and filter water.

Research has found that people feel more able to reflect and gain perspective on life when in a green space with a high species richness of plants and birds.

Read more in the article link below:

Biodiversity: how our health and happiness depend on a thriving planet (theconversation.com)

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