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Bioregion 2019 wetland system extents

Definition of bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 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 173,140,542 312,926 1,146,215 4,192 514,453 37,578 2,829,177 80,718 2,427,939 7,353,197
Brigalow Belt (BRB) 36,528,106 186,587 191,100 3,328 7,595 17,637 61,487 61,513 377,914 907,162
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,305,219 2,427 244,975 5,425 182 281,337 305 94,100 628,752
Central Queensland Coast (CQC) 1,484,277 9,784 54,845 80 15 119 25,350 4,220 24,523 118,937
Channel Country (CHC) 23,217,288 940 443,051 542 1,630,965 314 407,702 2,483,514
Desert Uplands (DEU) 6,941,095 2,016 20,885 538 54,036 990 86,331 164,797
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) 11,625,726 11,841 4,934 5,633 65,239 1,047 300,591 389,285
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,910,942 5,252 522,414 4,262 1,620 307,189 2,170 565,631 1,408,537
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,329 6,786 1,231 2,737 46,030 389 182,854 240,028
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,605,811 9,133 23,287 1,021 212,571 4,939 78,425 329,375
New England Tableland (NET) 774,795 4,777 8 290 6 15,437 20,518
Northwest Highlands (NWH) 7,343,636 6,456 1,805 2,290 180,213 190,765
Southeast Queensland (SEQ) 6,248,417 57,417 82,759 592 3,605 5,680 108,908 3,676 88,947 351,584
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,992,899 9,509 50,121 191 163 56 33,484 1,149 25,271 119,945

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 2019 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent/bioregion.html

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