conservationist

A conservationist is someone who protects animals, plants, or their habitats. Some conservationists clean seabirds after oil spills in the ocean, while others are teachers who educate students about environmental issues.

If you care about preserving wildlife and the environment, you might want to be a conservationist. As a job, this can mean working as a wildlife biologist, an environmental political lobbyist, a forestry technician, or a park ranger — all professions that involve the care and protection of land, waters, and animals. You're also a conservationist if you volunteer at a local wildlife rehabilitation center or regularly call your state representatives to encourage their votes on environmental legislation.

Definitions of conservationist
  1. noun
    someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
    synonyms: environmentalist
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    examples:
    Rachel Louise Carson
    United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
    English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    types:
    Green
    an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
    tree hugger
    derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests
    type of:
    crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
    a disputant who advocates reform
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