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IBRA bioregion 2013 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2013 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 172,991,372 306,692 1,129,479 3,942 514,431 37,442 2,830,617 79,899 2,435,207 7,337,707
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 88,387 202,115 3,336 1,480 8,740 33,729 53,734 235,727 627,248
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 50,580 96 5,900 7,880 22,631 4,188 122,663 213,938
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 1,888 243,125 5,425 180 281,275 305 94,157 626,356
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 9,573 53,199 66 15 102 25,115 4,240 24,615 116,924
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 850 365,630 516 1,617,860 251 406,268 2,391,374
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 42,874 216 979 6,650 3,356 21,652 75,727
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 4,976 516,221 4,262 1,611 307,388 2,148 569,612 1,406,218
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 6,560 1,231 2,736 46,030 389 182,966 239,911
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 6,258 1,804 863 170,304 179,229
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 9,066 23,288 1,021 212,874 4,939 78,992 330,179
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,088 71 2 11,694 15,855
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 673 8 218 4 3,792 4,694
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 2,621,932 67 77,399 25 13,106 63 1,499 92,160
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 6,149,605 57,818 65,109 348 3,603 5,607 108,464 3,112 88,911 332,973
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,462 49,613 191 163 56 33,585 1,130 25,290 119,489

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

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