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conservationist

[kon-ser-vey-shuh-nist] /ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.
Origin of conservationist
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; conservation + -ist
Related forms
anticonservationist, noun
proconservationist, adjective, noun
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conservationist

/ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
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Word Origin and History for conservationist
n.

1870, from conservation + -ist. The ecological sense is from 1922.

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