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IBRA bioregion 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 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 172,991,372 299,714 1,129,760 3,885 514,441 37,136 2,831,424 79,555 2,436,073 7,331,988
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 85,508 202,158 3,335 1,480 8,712 33,993 53,589 236,134 624,908
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 49,335 96 5,900 7,879 22,720 4,168 122,762 212,861
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 1,749 243,119 5,425 177 281,329 305 94,155 626,260
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 9,473 53,173 66 15 95 25,201 4,240 24,639 116,901
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 847 365,640 505 1,617,862 251 406,283 2,391,388
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 42,655 216 979 6,666 3,356 21,664 75,536
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 1,940 20,885 532 54,041 990 86,417 164,806
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 11,502 4,934 5,629 65,304 1,047 300,688 389,104
Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 4,764 516,221 4,262 1,607 307,412 2,137 569,491 1,405,895
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 6,493 1,231 2,733 46,030 389 182,973 239,849
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 5,930 1,806 863 170,362 178,960
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 9,021 23,288 1,020 212,998 4,939 79,169 330,434
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,079 71 2 11,695 15,847
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 672 8 218 4 3,792 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 56,219 65,389 292 3,603 5,373 108,614 2,944 89,095 331,529
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,460 49,603 191 163 55 33,571 1,130 25,271 119,445

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 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/ibra-bioregion.html

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