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Bioregion 2001 wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2001 wetland system extent by bioregion metadata
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Bioregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 173,140,542 274,692 1,147,335 3,946 514,466 35,646 2,835,361 78,576 2,441,712 7,331,734
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 163,434 191,689 3,360 7,596 16,284 63,786 60,255 382,233 888,636
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 1,285 244,971 5,425 172 281,399 305 94,142 627,701
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 8,711 54,817 79 15 98 25,762 4,220 24,872 118,572
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 747 443,063 526 1,631,036 272 408,296 2,483,939
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 1,661 20,885 532 54,175 990 86,650 164,894
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 10,219 4,934 5,629 65,457 1,047 300,765 388,051
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 3,867 522,421 4,262 1,609 307,514 2,112 569,449 1,411,234
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 5,960 1,231 2,741 46,030 389 183,130 239,482
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 7,817 23,287 1,018 213,509 4,895 79,878 330,405
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 4,648 8 290 6 15,673 20,625
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 5,531 1,847 2,290 180,387 190,055
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 51,379 83,305 313 3,605 5,129 110,312 2,964 90,942 347,949
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 9,431 50,134 195 163 53 33,801 1,119 25,295 120,190

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of bioregions.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Bioregion 2001 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2001/bioregion.html

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