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IBRA bioregion 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 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 172,991,372 312,122 1,129,074 4,180 514,431 37,554 2,829,468 80,641 2,429,408 7,336,877
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 90,704 201,834 3,328 1,480 8,785 33,497 53,974 235,165 628,768
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 52,137 96 5,900 7,882 22,473 4,196 122,396 215,079
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 2,108 243,123 5,425 180 281,275 305 94,124 626,540
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 9,758 53,207 66 15 102 25,094 4,239 24,530 117,011
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 871 365,630 517 1,617,856 251 406,199 2,391,324
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 43,498 216 979 6,591 3,344 21,514 76,141
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 5,221 516,218 4,262 1,620 307,185 2,169 565,649 1,402,325
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 6,725 1,231 2,737 46,030 389 182,858 239,970
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 6,441 1,804 863 170,233 179,341
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 9,125 23,288 1,021 212,774 4,939 78,760 329,906
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,088 71 2 11,644 15,805
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 686 8 218 4 3,787 4,702
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 57,399 64,984 595 3,603 5,664 108,230 3,593 88,812 332,881
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,487 49,611 191 163 56 33,498 1,136 25,273 119,415

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

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