Costa Rica possesses an exceptional flora and fauna which despite its small territory, represents 6% of the world’s biodiversity. Of the recorded 140 species in the country, 23 are venomous. In Costa Rica, the production of anti-venom is a key concern that rallies researchers and laboratories. One death from a bite is estimated every 3 minutes. It is therefore a great concern to develop affordable and effective anti-venoms. Emilie and Marie-Pier enter one of Costa Rica’s reserves. They are going to meet up with a team of scientists from the Clodomiro Picado Research Institute. Venom kills but could also save us.
- Genre: Science
- Length: 52'
- Director: Emmanuel Descombes
- Broadcaster: Ushuaia TV, RMC Découverte, Ici Explora