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Bioregion 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 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 173,140,542 312,186 1,146,232 4,194 514,453 37,569 2,829,647 80,643 2,429,080 7,354,005
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 186,345 191,101 3,328 7,595 17,647 61,558 61,513 378,469 907,557
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 2,108 244,976 5,425 180 281,337 305 94,127 628,459
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 9,758 54,845 80 15 117 25,360 4,241 24,531 118,946
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 938 443,051 542 1,630,965 314 407,702 2,483,512
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 2,008 20,885 538 54,036 990 86,342 164,799
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 11,799 4,934 5,633 65,245 1,047 300,638 389,296
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 5,221 522,418 4,262 1,620 307,196 2,169 565,649 1,408,535
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 6,725 1,231 2,737 46,030 389 182,858 239,970
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 9,125 23,287 1,021 212,761 4,939 78,760 329,893
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 4,775 8 290 6 15,524 20,603
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 6,441 1,805 2,290 180,218 190,754
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 57,457 82,770 595 3,605 5,664 109,076 3,593 88,986 351,747
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 9,487 50,122 191 163 56 33,504 1,136 25,276 119,934

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 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/bioregion.html

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