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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, measurable property of isolated physical system that does not change as the system evolves, including conservation of energy, mass, momentum, electric charge, subatomic particles, and fundamental symmetries


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]


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