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a person who advocates or promotes , especially of natural resources.
Historical Examples

Make this a rule and you will avoid friction and show yourself truly a conservationist with the best.
Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit Albert B. Farnham

He was never a conservationist, never a business man; in the pine woods and on the Yukon he was only after the cream.
Paul Bunyan and His Loggers Otis T. Howd

The bear will gorge himself on these cherries, and he is no conservationist.
Camping at Cherry Pond Henry Abbott

Every true conservationist believes in developing the country rapidly as possible.
Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress Various

There is no effort on the part of the conservationist to interfere with any duty that the State ought to and can perform.
Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress Various

He admitted to his friend, conservationist Gifford Pinchot, that the problem would have to be faced someday, but not during a war.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment

1870, from conservation + -ist. The ecological sense is from 1922.


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