La Kretz Center

At the La Kretz Center, we help preserve California’s biodiversity and ecosystems through research, education and public programs. We supply the scientific research needed to inform management actions to protect and restore California’s fragile biodiversity resources.

“Doing Science That Conserves California Biodiversity”


UCLA/La Kretz 2016 Workshop in Conservation Genomics

Applications now being accepted for the 2016 Conservation Genomics Workshop

Of Sea Snakes, Climate Change & Citizen Science

See Something Weird? Call Your Local Scientist, Says IoES’s Brad Shaffer

Hot off the UC Press!

California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern, a new book by Brad Shaffer and co-authors Robert Thomson and Amber Wright, provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species.