Conservation

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Conservation is the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; wise use.

Conservation may refer to:

Main usage:

  • Conservation (ethic) of biodiversity, environment, and natural resources, including protection and management

Other usage:

  • Conservation (cultural heritage) or Art conservation, protection and restoration of cultural heritage, including works of art and architecture, as well as archaeological and historical artifacts
  • Conservation law (physics), measurable property of a physical system that does not change, for example conservation of energy and mass

Subtopics[edit]

Conservation of biodiversity, environment, and natural resources[edit]

  • Conservation biology, the science of protection and management of biodiversity
  • Conservation (ethic), an ethic of use, protection, and management of the environment and natural resources
  • Conservation finance, the practice of raising and managing capital to support land, water, and resource conservation
  • Conservation genetics, an interdisciplinary science that applies genetic methods to conservation and restoration of biodiversity
  • Conservation movement, political, environmental, or social movement that seeks to protect natural resources, including biodiversity and habitat
  • Conservation organization an organization dedicated to protection and management of the environment or natural resources
  • Conservationist (Conservation movement), a person who advocates for conservation of the environment and natural resources
  • Conservation of natural resources:

Conservation of cultural heritage[edit]

Physical laws of conservation[edit]

See also[edit]

Characteristics or traits subject to conservation[edit]

  • Conserved quantity, in mathematics, a function of dependent variables that remains constant
  • Conserved trait, in evolution, a phenotypic expression that is similar or identical through time as the result of natural selection
  • Conserved sequence, similar or identical sequences of nucleic acids, proteins, protein structures, or polymeric carbohydrates
  • Conservation (psychology), learning development of logical thinking, according to Jean Piaget
  • Conserved name (Latin nomen conservandum), a scientific name with specific nomenclatural protection

Economics and Law[edit]

  • Conservation economics (Environmental economics), economics of conservation of the environment and natural resources
  • Conservation law (Environmental law), law concerning conservation of the environment and resources

Land designated for conservation[edit]

Organizations[edit]

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