Conservation may refer to:

  • Conservation movement, to protect animals, fungi, plants and their habitats
    • Conservation biology, the science of the protection and management of biodiversity
    • Conservation genetics - "an interdisciplinary science that aims to apply genetic methods to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity."
    • Conservation (ethic), an ethic of resource use, allocation, and protection, especially of the natural environment
    • Conservation organization typically an environmental organization
    • Conservationist, a person who advocates for conservation of animals, fungi, plants and their habitats
    • Energy conservation, the reduction of non-renewable energy consumption
    • Habitat conservation, a land management practice that seeks to conserve, protect and restore, habitat areas for wild animals, fungi and plants
    • Water conservation, reducing the use of water to protect the environment
    • Wetland conservation, protecting wetlands to conserve their ecological processes
    • Wildlife management, multidisciplinary practices, including conservation of species and their habitats
    • Conservation authority (Canada)
    • Marine conservation, the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas
    • Soil conservation, management strategies for prevention of soil being eroded from the earth’s surface or becoming chemically altered
  • Conservation-restoration, art conservation, protecting works of art, preservation of cultural resources
    • Photograph conservation
    • Architectural conservation
  • Conservation laws, a set of laws in physics
    • Conservation of energy
  • Other meanings
    • Conserved sequence - "similar or identical sequences that may occur within nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, 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.

Famous quotes containing the word conservation:

    A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
    Aristide Briand (1862–1932)

    The putting into force of laws which shall secure the conservation of our resources, as far as they may be within the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, including the more important work of saving and restoring our forests and the great improvement of waterways, are all proper government functions which must involve large expenditure if properly performed.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)