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Bioregion 2005 wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2005 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 173,140,542 290,960 1,147,049 3,887 514,465 36,982 2,833,149 79,306 2,437,265 7,343,064
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 172,688 191,524 3,318 7,596 17,426 62,911 60,865 380,574 896,901
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 1,352 244,971 5,425 170 281,399 305 94,167 627,789
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 9,007 54,804 79 15 104 25,524 4,226 24,748 118,507
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 881 443,063 529 1,630,972 314 408,172 2,483,930
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 1,779 20,885 532 54,142 990 86,462 164,790
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 10,792 4,934 5,625 65,305 1,047 300,720 388,424
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 4,586 522,421 4,262 1,610 307,454 2,125 569,400 1,411,859
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 6,365 1,231 2,732 46,030 389 182,986 239,733
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 8,535 23,287 1,020 213,332 4,939 79,298 330,410
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 4,738 8 290 6 15,607 20,649
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 5,679 1,859 2,290 180,385 190,213
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 55,192 83,235 298 3,605 5,292 109,912 2,969 89,495 349,997
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 9,367 50,095 192 163 75 33,587 1,130 25,252 119,862

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 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2005/bioregion.html

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