From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconservationcon‧ser‧va‧tion /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən $ ˌkɑːnsər-/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] 1 SGEthe protection of natural things such as animals, plants, forests etc, to prevent them from being spoiled or destroyed SYN preservation, → conserve wildlife conservation a local conservation groupconservation of conservation of the countryside2 SAVE something TO USE LATERwhen you prevent something from being lost or wastedconserve energy conservationconservation of the conservation of resources through recyclingCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + conservationnature conservationa government adviser on nature conservationwildlife conservationMore woodland is needed for wildlife conservation.environmental conservationIt is important to encourage environmental conservation and awareness.marine conservation (=relating to the sea and the life in it)marine conservation in offshore Australiaconservation + NOUNa conservation area (=an area where animals and plants are protected)a wildlife conservation areaconservation measures/policies/issues etcIt is important that nature conservation issues are taken into account.a conservation programme/projectA conservation programme has been underway since 1980.a conservation group (=a group of people who support or work for conservation)the growing number of conservation groupsconservation workThe group spent four months carrying out conservation work in the rainforest.
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conservationThe committee soon offered a comprehensive plan for redevelopment and conservation in all areas of the city.The group is mainly concerned with bird conservation in coastal areas.That technique -- a form of so-called conservation tillage -- leaves dead stubble on the ground in place of neatly cleared rows.Special privilege is another consequence of politics in conservation.There have been gains for nature conservation in that the storms have prompted a fundamental questioning of the received view.The reverse is true for older counterparts, who develop schemata that permit conservation.The flower now exists only in a small conservation area in Essex.the conservation of several species of dolphinCourses on the latter are open to non-members who are actively involved with other voluntary conservation bodies.It does tie in with conservation.conservation ofThe organization promotes conservation of forest resources.