a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.
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- an·ti·con·ser·va·tion·ist, noun
- pro·con·ser·va·tion·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use conservationist in a sentence
A co-author of the study, she’s a conservationist at Oxford Brookes University in England.
For generations, conservationists have trained in the art of ensuring near-perfect authenticity in their restoration work.Authenticity Versus Longevity for Preservation: Which Matters More? | Nick Fouriezos | December 11, 2020 | Ozy
Other conservationists in Barlow’s area may need to have 30 to 40 security guards on staff to make sure that the animals are constantly protected.This blind rhino’s infrared security system could help stop poachers | Rachael Zisk | November 12, 2020 | Popular-Science
Instead, conservationists now seek genetic variation that gives the plants more options for what the future will throw at them.How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America’s rarest plants | Susan Milius | November 5, 2020 | Science News
Independents make up a third of the Montana electorate, and in this critical election year, Daines’s ability to convince those voters of his trustworthiness as a conservationist may decide the partisan balance of the Senate.Want to Win in Montana? It's the Environment, Stupid. | Elliott D. Woods | October 28, 2020 | Outside Online
There is no effort on the part of the conservationist to interfere with any duty that the State ought to and can perform.
Make this a rule and you will avoid friction and show yourself truly a conservationist with the best.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit | Albert B. Farnham
He admitted to his friend, conservationist Gifford Pinchot, that the problem would have to be faced someday, but not during a war.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
The beaver is a valuable conservationist, but there are localities in which he cannot be tolerated.In Beaver World | Enos Abijah Mills
The bear will gorge himself on these cherries, and he is no conservationist.Camping at Cherry Pond | Henry Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for conservationist
a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
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