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One who advocates preservation, especially of natural areas, historical sites, or endangered species.

pres′er·va′tion·ism n.


a person who helps preserve, or encourages the preservation of, buildings and landscapes


(ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst)

a person who advocates or promotes preservation, esp. of wildlife, natural areas, or historical places.
pres`er•va′tion•ism, n.


a person who is concerned with or active in the preservation of wildlife, historical sites, natural habitats, and other features of the environment.
See also: Environment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preservationist - someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform


[ˌprɛzərˈveɪʃənɪst] ndéfenseur m du patrimoinepreservation order n (British)arrêté m de classement
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Local preservationists have come to realize that the beauty of our old established neighborhoods-indeed our cultural heritage-is not invested solely in buildings and rustic stone walls but includes the surrounding landscape and especially the old trees.
Coliseum officials and architect Ron Turner have worked for more than three years with preservationists and the NFL's stadium consultants to develop a plan that includes suites, club lounges and spacious locker rooms.
It's a building that had been built as a museum and none of the preservationists say that the interior spaces cannot be reworked.
Any bill reported by the committee must have sufficiency language that protects the land management agencies from continued harassment by the preservationists through the courts.
Wilderness buffs and preservationists have cost them jobs, homes, and lifestyles, they assert.
Daily Racing Form has long valued and supported the Keeneland Library as the preservationists of American racing history and we are delighted to partner with them in making these timeless treasures available to the public for the first time," said Brent Diamond, president and chief executive officer of Daily Racing Form.
But preservationists contend the houses in the 300 block of Mission Road, which were built by a widow named Jennie Suppes, are worth saving.
Historic preservationists are voicing strong opposition to The Plaza's conversion from a hotel into condos, but the City Council's recent bill to block conversion has brought equal opposition.
The roundtable is expected to be of specific interest to litigators, real estate attorneys, developers, preservationists, urban planners and land use officials.
A judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by preservationists to block construction of the final phase of a $4 billion housing development along the coast.
So we are pleased to work with preservationists and the community to design the transit hub in a way that can preserve the Corbin Building.