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    conserve/preserve wildlife

    I don't know what is the difference between 'conserve wildlife' and 'preserve wildlife'.


    new laws to conserve wildlife in the area From - here


    Could I say 'new laws to preserve wildlife in the area'?

    If I conserve wildlife, which things should be done? And if I preserve wildlife, which things should be done?


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    Re: conserve/preserve wildlife

    The usual phrase is "wildlife conservation" (along with the conservation of many other forms of nature on the planet) so I would stick with "conserve". For me, "preserve" means "to keep something as it is" but "conserve" means to keep it alive and ensure it can continue.

    We might preserve the grasslands on which tiger conservation is going to happen.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: conserve/preserve wildlife

    Thank you for your reply.


    4 preserve somebody/something (from something) to keep somebody/something alive, or safe from harm or dangerSynonym save
    The society was set up to preserve endangered species from extinction.
    From - here

    2 conserve something to protect something and prevent it from being changed or destroyed
    new laws to conserve wildlife in the area
    From - here

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    "to conserve" refers to "to maintain original state without changing" and "to preserve" means "to make some beings survive".
    Am I right ?
    Last edited by Soox; 27-Nov-2013 at 15:20.

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