In the field and in the lab, we do the research that makes conservation possible. Our work helps all species—from humans to hummingbirds and everything in between—coexist in the face of increasing development and a changing climate. We live in one of 36 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Our region is home to many species that can't be found anywhere else on the planet, yet are endangered and threatened by habitat loss. We believe it’s our responsibility to protect this incredible biodiversity.
Much more than a museum, The Nat has been conserving this amazing place we call home for more than a century. Our conservation efforts span across time and across Southern California and the Baja California Peninsula. See what our researchers are up to.