City of Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a U.S. Census-estimated 2016 population of 3,976,322, it is the second most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of California. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m), Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2).
Protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years.
is an authority on the “big picture” of the planet, the natural and the cultural world.
tracks the Earth’s biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation