Annual Reports

Find annual project highlights, summary financials, and lists of supporters who helped us advance a shared mission to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action.

2020 Annual Report

2020 was a year many of us won't soon forget. At NatureServe, we had to adapt our operations to the new environment and were able to not only survive but thrive. We hunkered down and did what we do best: we innovated, programmed, and cranked out some serious science for the benefit of biodiversity. Read the Report

2019 Annual Report

2019 was an exciting year for NatureServe and the Network. From developing a series of innovative and dynamic maps, to forging partnerships with the some of the world's leading technology companies, and innovating software solutions, the NatureServe team has been hard at work to increase our capacity to provide the reliable biodiversity information our partners, governments, and concerned citizens depend on. Read the Report

2018 Annual Report

2018 was a year of growth and change for NatureServe and the network. We welcomed a new CEO and eight new member programs in Latin America, gathered in three states for regional heritage conferences, and made advances in monitoring and sharing data on species and ecosystems. This year, we are featuring an illustrated map of at-risk species our network is working to protect. Read the Report


2017 Annual Report

2017 has been a year of change. As our scientists often say, “change is the new normal.” With each day that passes, the forces of global change—the warming climate, expanding human footprint, and loss of forests, grasslands, shores, and waters—threaten biodiversity and all life that depends on it. Read the Report.


2015-2016 Annual Report

Over the past year and a half, the NatureServe Network has accomplished amazing things. From rediscovering precious lost species, engaging citizen scientists, and shining a spotlight on the flora and fauna most in need, our expertise and 'boots on the ground' data-gathering have a global impact because of the power of our Network. Read the Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

It was an incredible year for NatureServe and NatureServe Network Programs. This year's projects include an ongoing effort to save the monarch butterfly, a new app that helps visitors explore the natural communities at DC's Rock Creek Park and a comprehensive ecosystem profile of the biodiverse Tropical Andes. The impact of our work is always widening. It has been a banner year and one that speaks volumes about the brightness of NatureServe's future. Read the Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

NatureServe is making great strides in our mission to deliver science for effective conservation action. In our 2013-2014 annual report, you will read about a year highlighted by our work to better locate at-risk plants and animals on forest lands, as well as our receipt of the MacArthur Award for our innovation and impact in tackling the world's most pressing environmental problems. Read the Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

With a reach that is extending further around the world, NatureServe’s mission—to put the best scientific information into the right hands—has generated exciting new partnerships. In our 2012-2013 annual report, you will read about a year highlighted by deeper work in Latin America and a better understanding of the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and the health of marine ecosystems. Read the Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

During our 2011-2012 fiscal year, we made great strides in advancing our core mission priorities while turning to the future in developing a new five-year strategic plan. In the process, staff, board, network members, and other stakeholders assessed the status of our network, the context in which we operate, and the driving forces that will shape how we achieve the greatest mission impact. Read the Report