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A space that a person occupies, either ‘permanently’ (primary territory), regularly (secondary territory), or only rarely (tertiary territory)

territory

any area defended by an animal against members of the same species. During the breeding season breeding territories may be defended, but territoriality may occur outside the breeding season, for example in defending feeding territories. In breeding territories, the male usually defends the area against other males, and territoriality may last all, or only a part of, the breeding season. The term is not to be confused with HOME RANGE.
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Stoltenberg said other NATO vessels will be able to sail in the territorial waters of Greece and Turkey.
Egyptian fishermen have been arrested previously while fishing in the territorial waters of neighbouring countries, including Libya, Tunisia and Turkey.
Thursday], an Israeli gunboat violated Lebanese territorial waters in front of Ras Naqoura for a distance of 185 meters," read a statement released by Army Command.
They were given permission from the group's leadership, who say they are trying to stop the problem of illegal fishing in Yemen's territorial waters.
Eight Emirati fishermen -- who were detained along with other sailors and workers by Iranian coast guards for allegedly trespassing on Iranian territorial waters (Kish Island) in September and have been imprisoned in their fishing boats ever since -- will appear before an Iranian court today.
The latest incident is understood to have occurred when the research ship Angeles Alvarino accompanied by a Guardia Civil vessel entered British territorial waters around 7.
Umm Al Quwain: The Nine fishermen who have been held by Iran since November 8 for allegedly trespassing into Iranian territorial waters arrived home safely on Thursday evening after their families asked the authorities for help, Gulf News has learnt.
They illegally came 30 to 35 nautical miles deep into Pakistani territorial waters and we arrested them," commander Mohammad Farooq said.
TWENTY-ONE Bahraini fishing boats have been seized in Qatar after straying into its territorial waters, it was revealed yesterday.
Greece has the right to conduct energy exploration in its territorial waters, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said, pledging to seek an amicable solution with Turkey on the matter when he visits there in early March reports capital.
In a press conference, copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, she charged Kuwait of controlling Iraqi territorial waters in addition to stealing Iraqi agricultural lands under the pretext of compensating them.
To avoid giving the impression to Japan and the international community that Taiwan is teaming up with China over the uninhabited islands, the Taiwan Coast Guard vessels issued a warning over radio to the Chinese ships and urged them to leave the territorial waters of the Republic of China, Taiwan's official name.