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Bioregion 2013 wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2013 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 173,140,542 306,753 1,146,637 3,956 514,453 37,457 2,830,796 79,900 2,434,878 7,354,831
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 181,843 191,383 3,336 7,596 17,601 62,007 61,278 379,435 904,480
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 1,888 244,977 5,425 180 281,337 305 94,160 628,273
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 9,573 54,837 80 15 117 25,380 4,241 24,615 118,859
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 917 443,051 541 1,630,969 314 407,771 2,483,562
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 1,983 20,885 538 54,032 990 86,413 164,841
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 11,590 4,934 5,636 65,300 1,047 300,669 389,176
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 4,976 522,421 4,262 1,611 307,398 2,148 569,612 1,412,428
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 6,560 1,231 2,736 46,030 389 182,966 239,912
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 9,066 23,287 1,021 212,862 4,939 78,992 330,166
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 4,761 8 290 6 15,579 20,645
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 6,258 1,805 2,290 180,289 190,643
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 57,876 82,896 349 3,605 5,607 109,310 3,112 89,085 351,839
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 9,462 50,123 191 163 56 33,591 1,130 25,293 120,008

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 2013 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2013/bioregion.html

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