Conservation vs Imperiled - What's the difference?

conservation | imperiled |


As a noun conservation

is the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

As an adjective imperiled is

(biological conservation) at risk of becoming extinct.

As a verb imperiled is

(imperil).

conservation

Noun

  • The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  • Wise use of natural resources.
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  • (biology) The discipline concerned with protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources
  • (biology) Genes and associated characteristics of biological organisms that are unchanged by evolution, for example similar or identical nucleic acid sequences or proteins in different species descended from a common ancestor
  • (culture) The protection and care of cultural heritage, including artwork and architecture, as well as historical and archaeological artifacts
  • (physics) lack of change in a measurable property of an isolated physical system (conservation of energy, mass, momentum, electric charge, subatomic particles, and fundamental symmetries)
  • Derived terms

    * anticonservation * anticonservationist * conservational

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    imperiled

    English

    Alternative forms

    * imperilled (UK)

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (biological conservation) at risk of becoming extinct
  • The wildlife management plan was focused on helping the reproductive needs of imperiled species.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (imperil)