Environmentalist

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Environmentalist is a term used to describe an advocate of environmentalism. In general, environmentalists advocate for the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment.

The term is generally applied to those in the environmental movement working as volunteers, activists or paid staff. However, the term could also be applied to environmental scientists. Conservationist is a specific term under the more general label of environmentalist since both wish to protect all the species in an ecosystem.

Environmentalists are sometimes given names in a derogatory context such as watermelon, eco-terrorist, or greeny (greenie). Eco-terrorism is sometimes used to describe those who inflict damage on the environment.

The Green Parties are a political movement which has environmental issues as one of its core concerns.

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