Neutral area that acts as a protective barrier separating two conflicting forces. An area that acts to minimize the impact of pollutants on the environment or public welfare. For example, a buffer zone is established between a composting facility and neighboring residents to minimize odor problems. A buffer strip is a grassed or planted zone that acts as a protective barrier between an area which experiences livestock grazing or other activities and a water body.
An area around a forest, national park, or any other conserved place that provides the local community with products that they would otherwise take from the forest, or that provides an opportunity to produce alternative products.
Area surrounding a restrictive feature (mine, town, ceme- tery, oil or gas well) in which mining is not permitted, i.e., barrier pillar around an active or abandoned underground mine
An area in a reserve surrounding the central core zone in which nondestructive human activities such as ecotourism, traditional (low intensity) agriculture, or extraction of renewable natural products are permitted. The buffer zone may also include areas that surround a central core with the intent of minimizing or filtering intrusive factors (e.g., noise, cowbird parasitism, or pollution).
strip or area that separates developed and undeveloped areas. Buffer zones can provide wildlife habitat, slow and decontaminate stormwater runoff from developed areas, and protect the environment by providing a transition between various land uses and undisturbed surrounding areas.
A transitional area between 2 areas of different predominant land uses.
Usually refers to the 225 mile zone extending north and south of the border of the U.S. that is subject to the 8% tax on airline tickets.
Distance for environmental protection between the edge of an area where pesticide application is permitted and a sensitive non-target area e.g. water course.        [ I-J-K]  [ M-N] [ O-P] [ Q-R]   [ U-V] [ W-X-Y-Z
see Pesticide buffer zone.
A strip of land along each side of a drainage feature or other area in which special land and water protection conditions are applied.
The region near the border of a protected area; a transition zone between areas managed for different objectives.
Indian parks and sanctuaries are divided into a Core Zone, a Tourism Zone, and on the periphery, a Buffer Zone. Entry into the Core Zone is only permitted for researches and their ilk.
As used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( USEPA), an area adjacent to a restricted zone which residents may return to, but where protective measures are recommended to reduce dose or exposure.
An area within the home between the conditioned zones and the outside. Thus it normally is not conditioned (for instance, attics, attached garages, crawlspaces, basements, and enclosed porches).
Sometimes referred to as a "Green Belt". A variable width of land adjacent to watercourses and wetlands, established to protect water from adjacent land uses. The criteria used to determine the width and type of vegetative cover for the buffer zone is based on the soil, geology, slope and sensitivity of the water and the proposed use of the adjacent land.
a designated area which is used to reduce impact on a core area or biodiversity value to be protected.
transitional zone intended to provide for compatibility of nearby disparate uses.
an area of land developed or conserved to reduce erosion, intercept contaminants and provide wildlife habitat along the side of a stream or lake
an area of non-GM crops planted around the GM crop to prevent pollen drifting into nearby fields and pollinating other crops and weeds
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an area which provides a degree of insulation from effects
an untreated area wide enough to capture drift fallout adjacent to the sprayed area
a strip of a specified width around a pesticide application
a strip of land about wide around a farm which serves as an area for the run-off to infiltrate into the ground and biodegrade before it directly enters and pollutes the water system
An area of specified distance (radius) around a map item or items.
An in-between area, or zone, dividing two distinct dimensional levels.
that part of a target field left untreated due to wind towards a drift sensitive adjacent area. This area can be treated later when the wind is directed away from the sensitive area.
(Zone ou bande tampon) A clearly defined and identifiable boundary area surrounding an organic production unit that serves to limit the application of, or inadvertent contact with, banned substances from adjacent non-organic areas.
A strip of land created to separate and protect one type of land use from another; for example, as a screen of planting or fencing to insulate the surroundings from the noise, smoke, or visual aspects of an industrial zone or junkyard.
The buffer zone is a zone where the animals are systematically vaccinated for the protection of a disease free country or zone. Vaccinated animals must be recognizable by a specific permanent mark. Animal movements must be controlled.
a barrier between sensitive wildlife habitat and land uses such as agriculture or urban development.
A segment of land between two municipal zones which separates the zones, and keeps them from encroaching on each other (e.g. separating residential from commercial).
The area of land next to a body of water, where activities such as construction are restricted in order to protect the water.
An area within the home between the conditioned zones and the outside. Not typically conditioned (for instance, attics attached garages, crawl spaces, basements and porches).
This zone is the area of land extending 100 feet radially landward from the boundary of any Resource.
A designated transitional area around a stream, lake, or wetland left in a natural, usually vegetated state so as to protect the waterbody from runoff pollution. Development is often restricted or prohibited in a buffer zone.
a strip of land separating different types of crop, wide enough to minimise the level of cross-pollination between them
the area between the source of a pollutant and its potential sink; this area filters and/or dilutes the pollutant.
A zone of plants (usually non GM) around a GM crop that minimizes the spread of pollen by acting as a physical trap for wind-dispersed pollen or as a means of removing/diluting GM pollen from insects leaving the GM crop.
An area designated to intercept or moderate adverse pressures or influences.
A strip of land separating one parcel from another.
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An area of land specifically designed to separate one zoning use from another, such as separating a residential neighborhood from an industrial area.
In a reserve, an area of moderately utilised land that provides a transition into the unmodified natural habitat in the core reserve where no human disturbance is allowed'. Buffer zones are essential for all conservation areas and provide a degree of protection from threatening processes and impacts. They are especially important for those areas where the small size of the reserve is already compromising conservation objectives. Buffer zones should be implemented outside reserve boundaries to prevent part of the reserve being sacrificed from its primary conservation purposes.
A segment of land between two disparate municipal zones which acts as a shield to keep one zone from encroaching upon the other. Often used to separate residential districts from commercial areas.
A strip of land, identified in the zoning ordinance, established to protect one type of land use from another with which it is incompatible. Buffer zones may either be shown on the zoning map or described in the ordinance with reference to neighboring districts.
An area of land separating certain types of development from adjoining sensitive land uses. Often used in relation to minerals and/or waste development.
Area around a place or area. Often an area around a facility, hot spot, or treatment area 16, 51
A less-intensively-managed and less-disturbed area at the margins of an agroecosystem that protects the adjacent natural system from the potential negative impacts of agricultural activities and management.
An area of land adjacent to a riparian area that is developed or conserved to reduce erosion, intercept contaminations and provide wildlife habitat. The buffer zone is usually left in permanent vegetation.
Generally considered to be an unmanaged area of vegetation along a shoreline to help slow down and filter runoff before entering the water body and prevent soil erosion.
An undisturbed area of vegetation used for screening roads or other sensitive areas.
Buffer zones are required between certified organic crops and areas that might contaminate them, such as conventional cropland or highways. The size of the buffer zone depends on the body that is certifying organization and type of crop.
A strip of land, usually used as a park or designated for a similar use, separating land dedicated to one use from land dedicated to another use (e.g., residential from commercial).
This article is about buffer zones in general. For use relating to abortion, see Legal protection of access to abortion.
Buffer Zone is one of the neighborhoods of North Nazimabad Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.