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Bioregion pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by bioregion metadata
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Bioregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 173,140,542 1,208,679 517,777 3,036,257 2,588,435 7,351,147
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 237,453 9,676 93,267 422,284 762,681
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 245,722 5,487 282,350 94,372 627,932
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 57,654 15 61,968 32,247 151,883
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 443,442 1,631,472 409,146 2,484,060
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 20,886 56,322 89,076 166,285
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 4,935 67,301 305,894 378,130
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 522,537 4,643 309,514 570,488 1,407,181
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 1,233 46,120 185,531 232,885
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 23,688 220,825 82,274 326,787
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 336 33,240 33,577
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 2,290 181,820 184,110
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 91,952 3,608 188,481 142,961 427,002
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 53,361 163 76,009 39,102 168,635

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

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