conservation - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the management of land and water in ways that prevent it from being damaged or destroyed

    a wildlife conservation project

    conservation of:

    groups calling for the conservation of the countryside

    nature conservation:

    habitats of considerable interest in terms of nature conservation

  2. 2
    the careful use of energy, water, and other resources, so that they are not wasted or lost

    energy conservation measures