Environmentalist vs Conservationist - What's the difference?

environmentalist | conservationist |

Environmentalist is a see also of conservationist.


As nouns the difference between environmentalist and conservationist

is that environmentalist is one who advocates for the protection of the biosphere from misuse from human activity through such measures as ecosystem protection, waste reduction and pollution prevention while conservationist is a person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.

environmentalist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (medicine, social sciences) One who holds the view that environment, rather than heredity or culture, is the primary factor in the development of an individual or group.
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  • One who advocates for the protection of the biosphere from misuse from human activity through such measures as ecosystem protection, waste reduction and pollution prevention
  • Synonyms

    * (one who advocates for the protection of the biosphere) greenie , tree hugger (qualifier)

    Derived terms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to environmentalism.
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  • See also

    * conservationist * ecologist * preservationist

    conservationist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
  • Someone who advocates for these actions.
  • See also

    * environmentalist

    Anagrams

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