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IBRA bioregion 2019 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 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 172,991,372 312,861 1,129,055 4,177 514,431 37,562 2,828,998 80,717 2,428,267 7,336,068
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 13,674,533 90,696 201,834 3,328 1,480 8,773 33,446 53,974 234,937 628,467
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 21,596,722 52,366 96 5,900 7,883 22,462 4,196 122,147 215,050
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 12,256,457 2,427 243,119 5,425 182 281,275 305 94,097 626,830
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 1,464,208 9,784 53,207 66 15 104 25,085 4,219 24,523 117,002
Channel Country (CHC) 20,586,529 873 365,630 517 1,617,856 251 406,199 2,391,326
Coral Sea (COS) 17,167 0
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) 1,286,683 43,519 216 980 6,582 3,344 21,435 76,076
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 Fall and Uplands (GFU) 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Gulf Plains (GUP) 21,894,679 5,252 516,214 4,262 1,620 307,179 2,170 565,631 1,402,327
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) 24,162,527 6,786 1,231 2,737 46,030 389 182,854 240,028
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) 6,754,379 6,456 1,804 863 170,229 179,351
Mulga Lands (MUL) 18,606,551 9,133 23,288 1,021 212,583 4,939 78,425 329,388
Nandewar (NAN) 629,160 4,091 71 2 11,583 15,747
New England Tablelands (NET) 145,132 686 8 218 4 3,760 4,675
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 57,359 64,974 592 3,603 5,680 108,063 3,676 88,773 332,718
Wet Tropics (WET) 1,989,107 9,509 49,611 191 163 56 33,479 1,149 25,269 119,426

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

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