noun (C) someone who works to protect animals, plants etc or to protect old buildings - conservationism noun (U)

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  • conservationist — 1870, from CONSERVATION (Cf. conservation) + IST (Cf. ist). The ecological sense is from 1922 …   Etymology dictionary

  • conservationist — [n] environmental activist environmentalist, green*, guardian, preservationist, tree hugger*; concepts 414,423 …   New thesaurus

  • conservationist — [kän΄sər vā′shənist] n. a person who advocates the conservation of natural resources …   English World dictionary

  • Conservationist — For the 1974 novel by Nadine Gordimer, see The Conservationist. Not to be confused with Conservatism. Aldo Leopold was an early American conservationist. Conservationists are proponents or advocates of conservation. They advocate for the… …   Wikipedia

  • conservationist */ — UK [ˌkɒnsə(r)ˈveɪʃ(ə)nɪst] / US [ˌkɑnsərˈveɪʃ(ə)nɪst] noun [countable] Word forms conservationist : singular conservationist plural conservationists someone who works to protect the environment from damage or destruction …   English dictionary

  • conservationist — noun Conservationist is used after these nouns: ↑wildlife …   Collocations dictionary

  • conservationist — [[t]kɒ̱nsə(r)ve͟ɪʃənɪst[/t]] conservationists N COUNT A conservationist is a someone who cares greatly about the conservation of the environment and who works to protect it. Syn: environmentalist …   English dictionary

  • conservationist — conservation ► NOUN 1) preservation or restoration of the natural environment and wildlife. 2) preservation and repair of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artefacts. 3) careful use of a resource: energy conservation. 4) Physics… …   English terms dictionary

  • conservationist — noun Date: 1870 a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conservationist — /kon seuhr vay sheuh nist/, n. a person who advocates or promotes conservation, esp. of natural resources. [1865 70; CONSERVATION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • conservationist — noun a) A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species. b) Someone who advocates for these actions …   Wiktionary

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