con·​ser·​va·​tion·​ist | \ ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist \

Definition of conservationist

: a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources

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But, despite these independent efforts, to date there are no standard guidelines agreed by conservationists. Rogelio Luque-lora, Bill Adams, Ars Technica, "Camera traps designed for animals are now invading human privacy," 24 Nov. 2018 And in there remote southeast is rustic Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, where the bonus is meeting proprietor Clive Stockil, one of Africa’s greatest living conservationists. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Acoustic sensors are becoming more robust, too, allowing conservationists to eavesdrop remotely. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018 His work put him in the company of other famous naturalists, conservationists, and environmentalists of the time - including Rachel Carson and Roger Tory Peterson. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Teale's Legacy Lives On At Trail Wood Sanctuary," 9 July 2018 After that accident, a group of conservationists penned an open letter to India’s Railway Minister to address the problem. National Geographic, "Can Bees Help Save Elephants From Train Strikes?," 20 June 2018 The hydrogel technique could be a game changer for art conservationists. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Tape-Removing Gel May Be a Game Changer for Art Restoration," 24 May 2018 This view ran counter to a lot of conservationist thought, as well as a great deal of evidence. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 In 1996, the NMFS formed the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team, bringing together fishermen, scientists, conservationists, and state and federal officals to make conservation decisions. Kathryn Miles,, "Can anyone save the North Atlantic right whale?," 11 Apr. 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of conservationist

: 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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