conservationist

noun con·ser·va·tion·ist \ ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist \
|Updated on: 19 Aug 2018

Definition of conservationist

: a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources

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CONSERVATIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

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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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