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IBRA bioregion 2005 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2005 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 172,991,372 290,885 1,129,899 3,872 514,443 36,966 2,832,969 79,304 2,437,594 7,325,933
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 82,755 202,294 3,318 1,480 8,568 34,155 53,597 236,542 622,708
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 47,547 96 5,901 7,879 23,092 3,912 122,894 211,321
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 1,352 243,119 5,425 170 281,337 305 94,163 625,872
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 9,007 53,176 65 15 89 25,259 4,225 24,748 116,582
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 814 365,641 503 1,617,864 251 406,669 2,391,741
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 42,384 216 979 6,666 3,356 21,744 75,344
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 4,586 516,221 4,262 1,610 307,444 2,125 569,400 1,405,649
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 6,365 1,231 2,732 46,030 389 182,986 239,733
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 5,679 1,857 863 170,401 178,799
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 8,535 23,288 1,020 213,344 4,939 79,298 330,423
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,076 71 2 11,712 15,861
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 662 8 218 4 3,801 4,693
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 2,621,932 67 77,400 25 13,106 63 1,499 92,160
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 6,149,605 55,120 65,408 297 3,604 5,292 109,066 2,968 89,321 331,075
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,367 49,585 192 163 75 33,581 1,130 25,250 119,343

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

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