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The Naturalist is a Modern Era civilian unit in Civilization VI. It can only be purchased with Faith Faith in any city.

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  • Abilities:
    • Can designate a site for a National Park. This is a one-time use Ability, after which the Naturalist is consumed.

Strategy[]

The Naturalist is a special unit which scours the countryside to look for places of preserved natural beauty. When she is selected, valid locations to establish National Parks will be outlined in white. The Naturalist can create a single National Park once she moves onto a valid tile, and is consumed upon doing so.

The Naturalist provides empires striving towards a Cultural Victory with an alternative way to attract tourists. These empires tend to have large territory anyway (being strong in Culture Culture production helps your cities' borders expand), and usually end up adding remote locations with Mountains, virgin Forests and such to their territory. These are ideal places for National Parks! You should attempt to create these as soon as you discover Conservation, because the additional source of Tourism Tourism will help you immensely.

Civilopedia entry[]

The conservation movement can be traced back to the Royal Society’s John Evelyn and his study 'Sylva,' published in 1662, advocating conservation of England’s forests. Although sometimes linked to environmentalism, it differs significantly in that conservation aims to preserve resources expressly for continued sustainable use by humans. Conservationists have focused primarily on the setting aside of natural areas for recreation and education, and the active protection of wildlife and plants for their inherent value. Near the end of the 19th Century, politicians took a hand in this valiant effort; American president Theodore Roosevelt became a leading (and powerful) conservationist, using his office to establish the U.S. Forest Service and to create five national parks, four game preserves, 51 bird sanctuaries, and 150 national forests – some 230 thousand acres in all.

Civilization VI Units [edit]
Civilian

SettlerBuilderTraderArchaeologistSpyNaturalistRock Band GS-Only.png

Land military

AT CrewArcher (Hul'che1Pítati Archer1) • ArtilleryBarbarian Horse ArcherBombardCatapultCavalry (CossackHuszár GS-Only.pngLlanero1) • Courser GS-Only.png (Black Army GS-Only.png) • Crossbowman (Voi Chiến1) • Crouching TigerCuirassier GS-Only.pngField Cannon (Hwacha R&F-Only.png) • Giant Death Robot GS-Only.pngHeavy Chariot (Maryannu Chariot Archer) • HelicopterHorseman (Barbarian HorsemanHetairoi1) • Infantry (Digger1) • Keshig R&F-Only.pngKnight (Mandekalu Cavalry GS-Only.pngMamlukTagma1Line Infantry (Garde ImpérialeRedcoat) • Machine GunMalón Raider R&F-Only.pngMan-At-Arms (Khevsur R&F-Only.pngBerserkerSamurai) • Mechanized InfantryModern ATModern ArmorMountie GS-Only.pngMusketman (ConquistadorJanissary GS-Only.png) • Nihang1Oromo Cavalry1Pike and Shot (Carolean GS-Only.png) • Pikeman (Impi R&F-Only.png) • Questing Knight4Ranger (Highlander R&F-Only.png) • Rocket ArtilleryRough RiderSabum Kibittum1Saka Horse ArcherScout (Okihtcitaw R&F-Only.png) • Skirmisher GS-Only.png (Warak'aq GS-Only.png) • SlingerSpearman (Hoplite) • Spec Ops R&F-Only.pngSwordsman (Hypaspist1Immortal1LegionNgao MbebaToa GS-Only.png) • TankTrebuchet (Domrey1) • Vampire3VaruWar-CartWarrior MonkWarrior (Eagle WarriorGaesatae1) • Winged Hussar1Zombie5

Naval military

Aircraft CarrierBattleship (Minas Geraes) • Caravel (Nau1) • DestroyerFrigate (De Zeven Provincien R&F-Only.pngJong1) • Galley (Bireme GS-Only.pngViking Longship) • IroncladMissile CruiserNuclear SubmarinePrivateer (Barbary Corsair GS-Only.pngSea DogQuadrireme (Dromon1) • Submarine (U-Boat)

Aircraft

BiplaneBomberFighter (P-51 Mustang) • Jet BomberJet Fighter

Support

Anti-Air GunBattering RamCultist3Drone R&F-Only.pngMedicMilitary EngineerMobile SAMObservation BalloonSiege TowerSoothsayer2Supply Convoy R&F-Only.png

Religious

ApostleGuruInquisitorMissionary

See also Great PeopleHeroes
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Secret Societies mode only • 4 Heroes & Legends mode only • 5 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.