Natural Capital

What is Natural Capital?

Natural capital is a term for the habitats and ecosystems that provide social, environmental and economic benefits to humans. Scotland has a wide range of these habitats and ecosystems - each of which makes a unique contribution to the wellbeing of those who live and work in Scotland.

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What is natural capital?
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The first video in our series on natural capital provides answers on what exactly natural capital is. © NatureScot


Further videos in our series on natural capital

You can also find out about the Scottish Conservation Finance Pioneers Group (SCFPG) - the journey so far.


  • Scotland's £bn Challenge for Natural Capital podcast

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