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conservation /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ n
  1. the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc
  2. protection, preservation, and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
  3. (as modifier): a conservation area

ˌconserˈvational adj

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