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Nature and Culture International is Recognized as a Highly-Rated Environmental Non-Profit


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Nature and Culture has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is shortlisted as a highly-rated environmental non-profit under the category of environmental protection and natural resource conservation.

DEL MAR, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022 – Nature and Culture International’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. As a 4-star charity, Nature and Culture has met or exceeded industry standards and has performed as well as, or better than, most organizations working towards the same cause.

Furthermore, Nature and Culture has been shortlisted as a highly-rated environmental non-profit under the category of Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Conservation. This category specifically highlights charities that work to protect and conserve land, water, and other natural resources, as well as charities that advocate for strong stewardship practices.

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has used objective analysis to award only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which make up 50% of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s financial health. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of the 4-star charities.

“Nature and Culture’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Nature and Culture to a pre-eminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Nature and Culture.”

Nature and Culture’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More detailed information about Nature and Culture’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About Nature and Culture International

Nature and Culture International is a 501(c)(3) that works to ensure the conservation of biologically and culturally diverse landscapes in Latin America. Its conservation goals are born within local communities, from the protection of natural habitats to the sustainable use of natural resources, and the preservation of native cultures. Nature and Culture works together with Indigenous groups, local communities, as well as national and subnational governments to protect critical ecosystems. This methodology has been highly successful since the organization’s establishment in 1996. Since our founding, we’ve protected over 22 million acres and not a single area has had its protected status reversed. This success is partly attributed to Nature and Culture’s devotion to the long-term management and technical support of a protected area after establishing its protected status. Nature and Culture International has a committed team of local conservationists, environmental lawyers, and mapping experts, working to save critical ecosystems in Latin America. To learn more, visit