from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that practices or advocates conservation, especially of natural resources.
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- n. A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
- n. Someone who advocates for these actions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
"I use the term conservationist when asked to describe myself, but to the extent that I'm an environmentalist, I do it out of a sense that it's the only sensible thing to do," Gibson said.
As far as using it as a management technique to "give the deer a day of rest from us" as our "conservationist" friend suggests; Wouldn't lowering bag limits or shortening the season accomplish the same thing without eliminating one of the two days of the week that I can actually hunt?!?
The point was to set up a bidding war between the "conservationist" and the government of Japan.
None of this is to say that, historically, we Tibetans were deliberately 'conservationist'.
And the trend has been the treat them with the same kind of conservationist sensitivities.
Hugo Slim could have been with me in DRC, when the 'conservationist' guiding our vehicle left three villagers in the dust while they were running from a gun battle.
Hugo Slim could have been with me in DRC, when the "conservationist" guiding our vehicle left three villagers in the dust while they were running from a gun battle. '
The work the "conservationist" stole includes video footage of starving orphans in Mbingi, who are supposed to be receiving donated conservation dollars from the United States.
The conservation guard who was with us wanted to allow the villagers to hop on for a quick ride out of the area, but they were denied entry into our vehicle by the British "conservationist" (read mercenary) who overruled his "troop."
Also a more accurate description of how he made his living would be "conservationist".