Definitions for "Natural capital"
The natural assets and the services they perform are referred to as natural capital; one form of the wealth of a nation is its complement of natural capital.
See natural resources.
Natural resources and healthy functioning ecological systems that produce environmentally and economically valuable goods and services. Just as economic capital provides steady financial returns, Natural Capital provides steady environmental returns in the form of ecosystem services.
Inherent in ecologies and protected by communities to support life, e.g. a river which provides farms with water.