conservation · noun U /ˌkɑn.sərˈveɪ.ʃən/Full view
conservation (NATURE)
B2 the protection of nature
Dictionary examples:

wildlife conservation

conservation groups

Learner example:

I think that trying to save the wildlife in your area is a great aim because you don't have conservation areas and people can easily go hunting without telling anyone and in that way they destroy the wildlife. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

conservation (NOT WASTE)
C1 when you are careful not to waste energy, water, etc.
Dictionary example:

Our top priority is conservation of water.

Learner example:

As the issue of energy conservation is becoming more and more important, our company has decided to start doing something about it, as well. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Czech)

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