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con·ser·va·tion

(kon'ser-vā'shŭn),
1. Preservation from loss, injury, or decay.
2. In sensorimotor theory, the mental operation by which a person retains the idea of an object after its removal in time or space.
3. Presence of a gene in two different organisms.
4. The retention of structure with a variation in the environment, genetics, or other conditions.
[L. conservatio, a preserving, keeping]

conservation

(kon?ser-va'shon) [L. conservatio, keeping, preserving]
A cognitive principle, first described by Piaget, indicating that a certain quantity remains constant despite the transformation of shape. Children develop conservation ability for number, length, liquid amount, solid amount, space, weight, and volume.

breast conservation

Breast-conserving therapy.

conservation

the preservation, protection and management of an environment which takes into account recreational and aesthetic needs, in addition to preserving as much as possible of the natural fauna and flora and allowing for the harvesting of natural resources and agriculture. This necessitates the sensible planning of what is taken from the environment in terms of the yield of plants, animals and materials, whilst at the same time maintaining as much natural habitat as possible, and thus the largest possible GENE POOL.

con·ser·va·tion

(konsĕr-vāshŭn)
1. Preservation from loss, injury, or decay.
2. Retention of structure with a variation in environment or other conditions.
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Ecotrust, a Portland-based nonprofit, is working to build a conservation economy in the Pacific Northwest by connecting the growing demand for responsibly harvested wood products with land managers who have met the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, one of several forest-certification systems.
According to Sargent, roadblocks to a comprehensive conservation plan include the fossil fuel and auto industries' influence, as well as a lack of leadership and education.
Taxpayers desiring a charitable contribution for a conservation easement should carefully review the requirements, guarantee the documents contain the necessary provisions and restrictions and provide a qualified appraisal for the amount of the deduction.
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With the evolution of energy conservation and with the help and impetus provided by LEEDS, and Green Building programs it becomes possible to develop a sustainable, beautiful and beneficial building like Octagon Park Apartments.
Or they can go the conservation bank route, which simply requires them to write a check and forget about it.
The overhaul will only establish the parks and conservation areas into law.
In his case study of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo where ma or conservation efforts were under way when the hostilities intensified, Andrew Plumptre discusses the importance of junior staff members, who often have the ability and the will to hold together conservation efforts even under extreme and dangerous situations.
The goal of this short paper is to highlight some of the skills and technological advances that have changed the way special collections are preserved in reference to these two approaches: item-level conservation and collections conservation.
In landscapes so varied and demanding as ours, we need to think of the conservation of livestock breeds and plant varieties.
Unless conservation could be linked to economic development, it would have no more value to peasant farmers than a marauding elephant declared off-limits by the state.

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