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"conservation" in British English

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conservationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.səˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.sɚ-/
B2 the ​protection of ​plants and ​animals, ​naturalareas, and ​interesting and ​importantstructures and ​buildings, ​especially from the ​damagingeffects of ​humanactivity: wildlife conservation a conservation ​areaC1 carefully using ​valuablenaturalsubstances that ​exist in ​limitedamounts in ​order to make ​certain that they will be ​available for as ​long a ​time as ​possible: the conservation of ​coal/​gas/​oilreserves Energy conservation ​reducesyourfuelbills and ​helps the ​environment.
conservationist
noun [C] uk   us   /-ɪst/
Conservationists are ​fighting to ​save the ​tiger.
(Definition of conservation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conservationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·sərˈveɪ·ʃən/
Conservation is a ​plan for ​avoiding the ​unnecessary use of ​naturalmaterials such as ​wood, ​water, or ​fuel: The ​university is ​saving $300,000 ​peryear by ​itsenergy conservation ​efforts. Conservation is also the ​protection of ​plants, ​animals, and ​naturalareas, esp. from the ​damagingeffects of ​humanactivity: wildlife conservation
(Definition of conservation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conservation" in Business English

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conservationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
the ​process of using water, ​gas, electricity, etc. carefully in ​order not to ​waste it: The ​mainobjectives are the conservation of ​materials and ​energy in ​support of the ​sustainabledevelopmentprogram. 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.
(Definition of conservation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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