conservationist

noun
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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The fund was established to support local conservation projects in memory of Benjamin Boniface, an avid kayaker and conservationist, who died in a farm accident in 2012. The Aegis, "More than 100 support conservation at annual Harford Land Trust poker run on the water," 12 July 2018 Last year a rhino at Akagera killed a conservationist, and three people died when a helicopter chartered by African Parks crashed in Chinko park in Central African Republic. Christopher Torchia, Fox News, "Backed by Prince Harry, conservation group expands in Africa," 7 July 2018 Last year a rhino at Akagera killed a conservationist, and three people died when a helicopter chartered by African Parks crashed in Chinko park in Central African Republic. Washington Post, "Backed by Prince Harry, conservation group expands in Africa," 7 July 2018 In 2015, after giving a talk in Rabariyawas, 70 miles east of Jodhpur, Bharti was approached by 18-year-old Mamta Bishnoi, a member of a conservationist Hindu sect that observes strict customs involving females. Author: Shashank Bengali, Anchorage Daily News, "In India, ‘child marriage is like a disease’," 24 June 2018 Samuel Turvey, a conservationist and gibbon expert, was touring a Chinese museum in 2009 when a partial skull caught his eye. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother," 21 June 2018 In 2015, after giving a talk in Rabariyawas, 70 miles east of Jodhpur, Bharti was approached by 18-year-old Mamta Bishnoi, a member of a conservationist Hindu sect that observes strict customs involving females. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "An Indian activist fights in court to help child brides and grooms win their lives back," 18 June 2018 After the Hartranft family’s obelisk was vandalized with white paint several years ago, the historical society had to bring in a conservationist. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Amid weeds and toppled tombstones, historic Montgomery County cemetery struggles to rebuild," 11 June 2018 Lee was a conservationist and activist who devoted her life to restoring the Colorado River and was the subject of a number of documentaries. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "Jerome home tour: 6 houses that show off mining town's history," 16 May 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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conservationist

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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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