[ prez-er-vey-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst /
a person who advocates or promotes preservation, especially of wildlife, natural areas, or historical places.
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Origin of preservationist
1925–30; preservation + -ist
OTHER WORDS FROM preservationistpres·er·va·tion·ism, noun
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