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conservation

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
the process of using water, gas, electricity, etc. carefully in order not to waste it: The main objectives are the conservation of materials and energy in support of the sustainable development program. energy/water conservation
the protection of the environment: nature/environmental conservation It is now considered essential for any new fish-farming businesses to consult the relevant conservation agency.
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