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Buffer zone

Definition
noun
A zone or area where the impact of anthropogenic activities is low or minimized, thereby allowing the organisms to abound or thrive in the environment.
Supplement
Buffer zones, as the name implies, act as a buffer or cushion from the impact of human activities. An ecological buffer zone such as a riparian buffer protects the environment by acting as a filter against pollution and provides a space for organisms to flourish.
See also: ecological buffer zone


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