[ kon-ser-vey-shuh-nist ]
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  1. a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.

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Origin of conservationist

First recorded in 1865–70; conservation + -ist

Other words from conservationist

  • an·ti·con·ser·va·tion·ist, noun
  • pro·con·ser·va·tion·ist, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for conservationist


/ (ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃənɪst) /

  1. a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment

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