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Buffer Zone

In political science, an area between two antagonists that is put in place so they do not attack each other. A famous example of a buffer zone is the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Occasionally, the buffer zone is a third country.

buffer zone

(1) A transitional area between two areas of different zoning or characteristic land use.

(2) Green space or other open or natural areas providing privacy and noise pollution control for a subdivision.

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The regulatory provisions relevant for our analysis were buffer zone distance, buffer zone distance credits (e.
160) Nevertheless, the court held that this history provided the buffer zone with a "sufficient fit" and showed that "closure of the streets [was] necessary.
He gave his support to the idea proposed by President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoy-an to create a buffer zone between Syria and Turkey to host and protect displaced people," read the statement.
The buffer zones would remain in effect until a permanent maritime boundary was established.
Before 2007, a floating buffer zone kept protesters from approaching unwilling listeners any closer than 6 feet if they were within 18 feet of the clinic.
The deminers cleared and destroyed over 25,000 landmines, taking a major step towards a mine-free buffer zone and ultimately a mine-free Cyprus.
Al Zaeem added: "This is a peaceful resistance and we as the youth of Palestine will keep on going to the buffer zone till our demands are met.
The UN official also noted that there were still 15,000 mines spread over a 2 million squaremeter area at the buffer zone.
This grant is really timely as we have seen an alarming rise in greys spotted just outside the buffer zone and 56 have been culled in the last three months in a 20-acre area of woodland close to Brinkburn.
The petition calls for three things: 1) An unbiased study to determine what would be the appropriate size aerial-spray buffer zone to protect residents from pesticide drift; 2) the establishment of an emergency aerial-spray buffer zone around homes and schools until that study is completed; and 3) a study on the influence of the pesticide industry on previous EPA pesticide decisions.
Gaza , April 14 (Petra) Three Palestinians on Wednesday were wounded by Israeli fire during a peaceful march organized by the Popular Campaign to protest against a buffer zone in the Gaza Strip.
The move comes in the wake of a series of buffer zone violations by mining, real estate and industry lobbies, besides a large number of tiger deaths.