Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of World Heritage areas.
Wetland habitat code descriptions
Mangroves - Casuarina
Mangroves - other
Salt marsh and salt flats
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal
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 and Science, Queensland (2022) World Heritage area 2001 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 27 October 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2001/world-heritage-area.html