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con·ser·van·cy

 (kən-sûr′vən-sē)
n. pl. con·ser·van·cies
1. Conservation, especially of natural resources.
2.
a. An organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats in the United States.
b. Chiefly British A commission supervising fisheries and navigation.
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conservancy

(kənˈsɜːvənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a court or commission with jurisdiction over a river, port, area of countryside, etc
2. another word for conservation2
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con•serv•an•cy

(kənˈsɜr vən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. conservation of natural resources.
2. an association dedicated to the protection of the environment.
3. Brit. a commission regulating navigation, fisheries, etc.
[1550–60; < Medieval Latin conservantia; see conserve, -ancy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conservancy - a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or riverconservancy - a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
commission, committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.conservancy - the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.
conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
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conservancy

noun
The careful guarding of an asset:
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Translations

conservancy

[kənˈsɜːvənsɪ] Nconservación f
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conservancy

n
(Brit: = board) → Schutzbehörde f; (for ports, rivers etc) → Wasserschutzamt nt; (for forests) → Forstamt nt
(= official conservation)Erhaltung f, → Schutz m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Two conservancies, Olare Morok and Olare Motorogi merged to form Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
The runners from 16 community conservancies under the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) competed in 21km race dubbed 'Inter-conservancy Moran's Marathon.' Participants were drawn from Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit, Laikipia and West Pokot counties.
While this story is about NRT and community conservancies in Northern Kenya, the lack of objectivity and distortion of facts, paints a bad image of wildlife conservancies in Kenya.
The area required for this to occur, before over-predation on sensitive species and out-competing endangered carnivores, is obviously quite large; this should be a huge incentive for the creation of the mega-conservancies such as the Bubye Valley and Save Valley Conservancies in Zimbabwe.
This incentive-based approach to conservation offers an environmental benefit and provides a mechanism for private entities to conduct business in Wyoming without owning and operating conservancies. Sweetwater Ranches Conservancy supports the preservation of habitat and species through the Conservancy's stream and riparian and greater sage-grouse conservation banks.
A forum of 79 Communal conservancies including the Karamacan Association met this month in Windhoek under the theme "Conservancies Against Poaching and Weak Governance."
Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Safari Camps reported an increase in lion population in the Selenkay Conservancy area near Amboseli National Park and in the Olare Orok and Ol Kinyei Conservancies adjacent to the Maasai Mara Reserve.
One of the larger nature conservancies north of Johannesburg risks paying dearly for its determination to protect the rapidly shrinking greenbelt.
Stimulated by growing demands for hunting and tourism, private landowners also got into the wildlife business by combining small ranches into single units called conservancies, encompassing thousands of acres.
Some land conservancies and private developers have already done this with real estate development.
Isiolo Turkana Professionals Association has urged local communities to agree to the formation of new conservancies which will benefit county residents.