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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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The company is a sponsoring partner for the Association of Preservationists Technology conference (APT 2016) in San Antonio, October 30-November 2.
On the other side are preservationists who want the teaching and rules to remain unchanging for all time.
But preservationists argue that the building should be saved, pointing to its association with W.
Whilst conservationists are content to rely on the language of economics to make their case for protecting nature, preservationists tend to insist on the intrinsic or super-economic value of the natural world.
The meeting was attended by the conservationists--boaters and fishermen--one representative from a local tackle retailer, and the preservationists who essentially want the entire park to be a no-take zone.
In this generously illustrated book, heritage preservationist Kaufman lays out his vision of the preservation field, especially in terms of where the next generation of preservationists can take it.
Preservationists who want to spare the Royal Poinciana Playhouse continue to take their cause to local officials, who are countering with a declaration that language in a ballot measure to save the building may not be valid.
Preservationists have opposed plans to demolish St John the Divine church, in Holly Road, Fairfield, Liverpool.
The proposal--which will be reviewed following a public response period of 30 days--is driving preservationists, including those forming the Lower Manhattan Emergency Preservation Fund established immediately after 9/11, to consider taking more drastic measures.
Historic preservationists bristle at a perceived bias toward new edifices thrown up at the expense of older buildings that add character to a community and can be sustainably retrofitted.
The proposed 10-story Divinity Building on Fayetteville's Dickson Street isn't the only Barber Group building drawing fire from preservationists.