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conservationist vs. environmentalist
[ kon-ser-vey-shuh-nist ]
- a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.
[ en-vahy-ruhn-men-tl-ist, -vahy-ern- ]
- an expert on environmental problems.
- any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects.
- a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, especially in moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by environmental factors, as surroundings, upbringing, or experience (opposed to hereditarian).