from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Conservation, especially of natural resources.
  • n. An organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats in the United States.
  • n. Chiefly British A commission supervising fisheries and navigation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The conservation of a resource
  • n. An organization dedicated to the conservation of natural resources
  • n. A commission that deals with fishery and navigation
  • n. A state in which a company is allowed to continue trading without incurring any new financial liabilities or disposing of any assets

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of preserving; conservation; preservation: as, the conservancy of forests.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
  • n. the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.


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  • The conservancy is a nonprofit based in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the tours, which drew more than 75,000 people last year, are its largest fund-raiser.

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  • Water shortages may also occur in the Tapakuma conservancy, which is partly supplied by pumping from the Pomeroon river.

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  • The conservancy is a little bit smaller than Rhode Island; about 3,200 people live within its boundaries.

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  • The conservancy is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park.

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  • The conservancy is a volunteer organization dedicated to the creation of the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project, which is part of the flood control district's Project Brays. Chronicle

  • Chuck Skypeck, co-owner of Ghost River, said teaming with the conservancy is a no-brainer because beer is 90 percent water, and the brewery's ability to craft good beer relies directly on Wolf River water the conservancy is helping sustain.

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  • The conservancy is a land trust that seeks permanent protection of forest, agricultural, riparian and scenic lands in the Rogue Basin and surrounding areas. Latest Headlines

  • The area we were in was a "conservancy", around 150 square kilometres of bushland managed by the locals.


  • A percentage of sales will support the nature conservancy.

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  • Friends of the High Line is the conservancy charged with raising private funds for the park and overseeing its maintenance and operations, pursuant to an agreement with the Parks Department.

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