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 The Australian conservationist and zoo owner shared a throwback snap of her and Steve Irwin to celebrate three decades since their wedding day. Giovana Gelhoren,, 4 June 2022 Robinson’s choices include physician and science fiction writer Michael Blumlein, conservationist John Muir, memoirist Mary Austin, and poet Gary Snyder. Michael Berry, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2022 From there, Yarrow went on to make his name in photography by taking pictures of more sports stars, models, landscapes and wildlife, becoming an ardent conservationist. CNN, 25 Apr. 2022 Brother of missing Utah conservationist died of hypothermia, autopsy shows. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2021 Back in the 1940s, pioneering conservationist Aldo Leopold watched as wolf populations declined and deer populations, delighted with the decrease in predators, skyrocketed. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 Delgado and a participating conservationist, Claudia Chemello, said that simply stabilizing those pieces so that they could be displayed in a museum environment was a complex technical challenge that could take years. al, 12 May 2022 One day, Vaughan gave a tour of his aquaculture operation to the conservationist and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of Jacques, the famous French ocean explorer. Rowan Moore Gerety, Wired, 5 Apr. 2022 Shand was a travel writer and conservationist, and the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conservationist

1870, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2022

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“Conservationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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