con·​ser·​va·​tion·​ist | \ ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce conservationist (audio) \

Definition of conservationist

: a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources

Examples of conservationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to this secular celebration of religious services, earlier books have offered guides on how to be a better teacher, music-, art- or animal lover; a better conservative and conservationist; and even a better wine drinker. Barnaby Crowcroft, National Review, "Eternal Lessons from Wagner’s Last Opera," 26 Dec. 2020 Valerie Taylor is a shark fanatic and an Australian icon — a marine maverick who forged her way as a fearless diver, cinematographer and conservationist. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, "Here’s what’s screening at the Sundance Film Festival 2021," 15 Dec. 2020 Sally Aitken, Producer: Bettina Dalton) — Valerie Taylor is a shark fanatic and an Australian icon – a marine maverick who forged her way as a fearless diver, cinematographer and conservationist. Mary Sollosi,, "Sundance Film Festival announces lineup for 2021 digital fest, including starry directorial debuts," 15 Dec. 2020 This is good news for his approach to wildlife, says Jacob Malcom, a conservationist with the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife. National Geographic, "Could endangered species and other animals fare better under Biden?," 9 Nov. 2020 Whitmore became an ardent conservationist along the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which includes Yosemite National Park. New York Times, "George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89," 16 Jan. 2021 The British conservationist and TV host introduces listeners to the inhabitants (bears, wolves, Arctic terns) of some of our favorite places (Scotland, Norway, Washington state), plus the folks dedicated to protecting them. Washington Post, "With travel podcasts, explore the world through your ear buds," 11 Dec. 2020 Ultimately, regenerative farming ends up being good for the farmer and the animals, too, said Jerod Chew, an Indiana district conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Resource Conservation Service. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "How to choose a holiday meal that's good for the environment," 18 June 2020 Smithsonian conservationist Martin Kotler, who keeps up with the art of the frame, was our expert guide to this part of the artisan world long overdue for recognition. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Twenty-Five of Our Favorite Stories From 2020," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of conservationist

1870, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2021

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“Conservationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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