a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.

1865–70; conservation + -ist

anticonservationist, noun
proconservationist, adjective, noun Unabridged
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conservationist (ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃənɪst)
a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment

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Word Origin & History

1870, from conservation. The ecological sense is from 1922.
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Example sentences
However, after your words of revelations it might be conceived to some that you
  are mocking conservationist aka greenies.
Please tell me all conservationist are not this nieve.
Masked in the environmentalist and conservationist movement is a redistribution
  of wealth.
The duke was a leading conservationist and the deer were never hunted.
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