[kon-ser-vey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən/
the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation:
conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights.
official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management.
a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision.
the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.
the restoration and preservation of works of art.
the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc

protection, preservation, and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
(as modifier): a conservation area

The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them. Conservation is generally held to include the management of human use of natural resources for current public benefit and sustainable social and economic utilization.


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