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IBRA bioregion pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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Pre-clear wetland system extent by IBRA bioregion metadata
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IBRA bioregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 172,991,372 1,192,336 517,754 3,036,032 2,588,253 7,334,375
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 249,220 1,664 57,630 275,121 583,635
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 2 6,489 27,392 130,262 164,145
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 243,869 5,487 282,288 94,369 626,013
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 56,067 15 61,698 32,246 150,026
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 365,943 1,618,319 407,641 2,391,903
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 1,523 9,261 16,974 27,758
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1,428 9,986 11,414
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 516,326 4,643 309,503 570,488 1,400,960
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 1,233 46,120 185,531 232,885
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 863 171,834 172,696
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 23,689 220,837 82,274 326,800
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 71 25,638 25,708
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 264 7,532 7,796
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) 2,621,932 77,477 13,151 1,501 92,129
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 6,149,605 73,863 3,607 187,581 142,787 407,838
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 52,989 163 76,003 39,099 168,254

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 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/ibra-bioregion.html

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