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IBRA bioregion 2001 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2001 wetland system extent by IBRA bioregion metadata
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IBRA 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 172,991,372 274,586 1,130,183 3,932 514,443 35,630 2,835,181 78,574 2,442,041 7,314,569
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 78,133 202,458 3,360 1,480 8,453 34,656 53,580 237,450 619,571
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 44,430 96 5,901 6,857 23,340 3,954 123,457 208,035
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 1,285 243,119 5,425 172 281,337 305 94,139 625,783
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 8,711 53,188 65 15 83 25,496 4,219 24,871 116,647
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 680 365,641 501 1,617,885 251 406,793 2,391,751
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 40,867 216 973 6,792 2,721 21,933 73,502
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 3,867 516,221 4,262 1,609 307,504 2,112 569,449 1,405,024
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 5,960 1,231 2,741 46,030 389 183,130 239,482
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 5,531 1,845 863 170,403 178,642
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 7,817 23,288 1,018 213,521 4,895 79,878 330,418
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,063 71 2 11,752 15,888
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 584 8 218 4 3,827 4,641
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 2,621,932 67 77,400 25 13,148 21 1,499 92,160
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 6,149,605 51,277 65,477 313 3,604 5,128 109,465 2,963 90,768 328,995
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,431 49,624 195 163 53 33,795 1,119 25,292 119,672

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of IBRA 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) IBRA 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/ibra-bioregion.html

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