Definition of conservationist
: a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources
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But conservationists need to act fast; the vaquita’s population has dropped by 50 percent since 2015.
Those who attended learned about the natural world from a state DEEP master wildlife conservationist with more than 15 years experience in environmental education.
To identify those areas as well as giraffes' preferred foraging grounds and migratory corridors, conservationists need to map the animals' behavior and movements.
For conservationists stationed in politically volatile regions, life can be harrowing.
The Jimbo’s site has been cleared and is now a popular spot for paddlers and manatee-watchers, though the city and conservationists are at odds over how to repair the lagoon’s deteriorated seawall.
On May 16, in a clandestine conservationist raid, two of the six newborn pups were removed at the request of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, an ardent conservationist, was a guest of Lt.
Conservationists say poachers have killed two of the 33 lions that were in the sanctuary north of Johannesburg, it was reported Sunday, June 4, 2017.
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Definition of conservationist for English Language Learners
: someone who works to protect animals, plants, and natural resources or to prevent the loss or waste of natural resources : a person who is involved in conservation
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