Preservation vs. Conservation

Different or Same?


These two subjects have always been discussed by hunters and wildlife organizations. Some people think that these two are the same, but in reality they are very widely different. Conservation is the act of using something with moderation and carefulness. While Preservation is the act of keeping something untouched while keeping an eye on it or protecting it.

The Whooping Crane


This majestic bird was once at the brink of extinction. Having only 22 birds in existence in the 1940's, to about 599 birds in the present. This is an example of preservation towards a dying species that had not been conserved and therefore almost went off the face of the earth.