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One who advocates preservation, especially of natural areas, historical sites, or endangered species.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a person who helps preserve, or encourages the preservation of, buildings and landscapes
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pres•er•va•tion•ist(ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst)
a person who advocates or promotes preservation, esp. of wildlife, natural areas, or historical places.
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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
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|Noun||1.||preservationist - someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas|
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