conservationist

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conservation +‎ -ist

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conservationist (plural conservationists)

  1. A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
  2. Someone who advocates for these actions.
    • 2020 June 3, Andrew Mourant, “A safer railway in a greener habitat”, in Rail, page 58:
      Over the past two years, particularly in 2018, Network Rail has come under fire about its approaches to trackside tree-felling across its 52,000-hectare estate. Conservationists accused it of wanton destruction.

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