- a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.
Origin of conservationist
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Examples from the Web for conservationist
The bear will gorge himself on these cherries, and he is no conservationist.Camping at Cherry Pond
He was never a conservationist, never a business man; in the pine woods and on the Yukon he was only after the cream.Paul Bunyan and His Loggers
Otis T. Howd
There is no effort on the part of the Conservationist to interfere with any duty that the State ought to and can perform.
Every true Conservationist believes in developing the country rapidly as possible.
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.
- 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
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