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Our Core Partners

With our global hub at Stanford University, the Natural Capital Project is a collaboration among academic partners including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and the University of Minnesota together with core implementing partners including The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.

We advance science and create actionable tools to bring the values of nature into decisions. Our work is inspired by, created with, and implemented through our global network of more than 150 research partners and more than 350 implementing partners in the public and private sectors.

  • Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science

  • Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics

  • TNC-Carribean

    TNC Brazil

    TNC California

    TNC Colombia

    TNC Latin America Region

    TNC Global Marine Program

    TNC Latin America Region

    TNC Latin America Region

    TNC Mexico and Northern Central America

    TNC- Central Science





    TNC, Bahamas National Trust (Gov of bahamas)

  • Institute on the Environment

    Department of Applied Economics

  • WWF – Care Alliance

    WWF – Coastal East Africa

    WWF - Belize

    WWF - Bhutan

    WWF - Cambodia









    WWF-US Latin America and Caribbean Program

Network Collaborators (Selected List)

In addition to working with our core partners, we collaborate with governments, corporations, universities, and other non-profit organizations to co-lead "use cases," integrate ecosystem services approaches into major natural resource decisions, and improve the state of biodiversity and human well-being by motivating greater and more cost-effective investments in both. 

Currently, we are significantly growing partnerships with academic collaborators for science innovation including the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the University of Washington, the University of Vermont, and Xi’an Jiaotong University. 

  • Asian Development Bank

    Inter-American Development Bank

    World Bank

  • Bioversity International

    Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON)

    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    International Union for Conservation of Nature Eastern & Southern African Region (IUCN-ESARO, Malawi)

    International Union for Conservation of Nature Mexico Central America and the Caribbean Region (IUCN-ORMACC; Costa Rica, El Salvador)

    International Union for Conservation of Nature South America Region (IUCN-SUR; Brazil-Espirito Santo)

    Latin American Conservation Council

    Project for Ecosystem Services

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

    World Agroforestry Center

  • Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit

    Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission (San Francisco, CA, USA)

    Bay Area Regional Collaborative (San Francisco, CA, USA)

    Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute

    California Coastal Commission

    Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR)

    City of Balneario Camboriú, Brazil

    City of Extrema, Brazil

    City of Minneapolis, MN, USA

    City of St. Paul, MN, USA

    Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE)

    Dept. of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (Kathmandu, Nepal)

    Government of Myanmar

    Guandu (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

    Himachal-Pradesh Department of Forests (India)

    Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (China)

    Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USA)

    Leg-Citizen Council on Minnesota Resources (Minnesota, USA)

    Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) (Minnesota, USA)

    Marin County, CA, USA

    Minnesota Department of Health, USA

    Monterey County, CA, USA

    Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (USA)

    Nepal Electricity Authority

    Office of the Prime Minister, The Bahamas

    Pakistan Forest Department

    Pakistan Ministry of Agriculture

    San Mateo County, CA, USA

    Santa Cruz County, CA, USA

    SC3 group (Sonoma, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz County Agencies, including Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, Santa Clara Valley Water District) (California, USA)

    Sonoma County, CA, USA

    United States Department of Agriculture

    United States Department of Defense

    United States Environmental Protection Agency

    United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    United States Forest Service

  • Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) Network

    American Wind Wildlife Institute (USA)

    Bahamas Reef Environment and Education Fund

    Centro de Estudio y Conservación del Patrimonio Natural (CECPAN) (Chile)

    Centro De Investigacion De La Caña De Azucar (CENICAÑA) (Colombia)


    Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative

    Kamehameha Schools (Hawai`i, USA)

    Mass Audubon (MA, USA)

    Netherlands Development Organization (SNV World)

    Northern Rangelands Trust (Kenya)

    Perry Institute for Marine Science

    Point Blue Conservation Science

    Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation (St. Paul, MN, USA)

    The Trust for Public Land (USA)

    United States Golf Association

    Wildlife Conservation Society

  • Coca-Cola Company

    Dow Chemical

    Dupont Pioneer


    Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Oyu Tolgoi

    Unilever (Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre)

  • Bard College (New York, USA)

    Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University (New York, USA)

    Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) (Cambridge, England)

    Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    Clark Labs, Clark University (Worcester, MA, USA)

    National Patagonian Center, Scientific and Technological Center of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET-CENPAT)

    Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

    International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

    French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)

    Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (Vermont, USA)

    Hainan Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China)

    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    Institute of Ecology (Mexico)

    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

    King’s College London (London, England)

    Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Singapore)

    Natural Capital Singapore (National University of Singapore and ETH Zurich)

    Rice University (Houston, TX, USA)

    Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (San Francisco, CA, USA)

    Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center

    Sustainability Science Program (Harvard University, MA, USA)

    The Catalan Institute for Water Research (La Creueta, Spain)

    University of California Berkeley (USA)

    University of California Santa Cruz (USA)

    Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

    University of Exeter (UK)

    University of Illinois (USA)

    University of Rhode Island (USA)

    University of Texas (USA)

    University of The Bahamas (The Bahamas)

    University of Washington (USA)

    Washington State University (USA)

    Xi’an Jiaotong University

  • Agua por la Vida (Cauca Valley, Colombia)

    Aquafondo (Lima, Peru)

    Bogota Water Funds (Bogota, Colombia)

    Fund for the Protection of Water (FONAG) (Quito, Ecuador)

    Latin American Water Funds Partnership

    Medellin Water Fund (Colombia)

    Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund (Kenya)

    Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund Steering Committee (Kenya)

  • Downstream Strategies

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA PWA)


    Industrial Economics, Incorporated

    SEV Consulting Group (The Bahamas)