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Ramsar internationally important wetland 2005 wetland habitat

Definition of Ramsar internationally important wetland

based on wetland mapping version 5.0 metadata

2005 wetland habitat extent by Ramsar internationally important wetland metadata
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Ramsar wetland Total area
(km²)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(km²)
1 10 11a 11b 12b 12c 13 14 16a 16b 2a 2b 2c 30 31 4a 4b 4c 50 8a 8b 9 M-40 M-4a
Total 5,918.5 2.4 7.1 41.1 6.3 0.0 73.8 0.8 39.8 38.6 0.2 49.9 23.0 52.6 575.7 237.0 27.5 0.2 3.6 18.3 0.7 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 1,199.7
Bowling Green Bay 346.2 0.2 110.6 148.4 1.1 3.0 263.3
Currawinya Lakes 1,508.6 7.1 41.1 6.3 0.0 73.8 0.8 39.8 38.6 0.2 5.4 213.1
Great Sandy Strait 837.4 8.6 13.3 12.6 129.5 35.3 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 203.7
Moreton Bay 1,206.6 25.8 0.9 38.8 121.7 26.6 20.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.9 0.1 0.2 236.1
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area 2,019.7 2.1 15.5 8.8 1.2 213.9 26.8 2.6 12.7 0.0 283.5

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of Ramsar internationally important wetlands.

Habitat code descriptions
1 Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp
10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
11a Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain)
11b Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain)
12b Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain)
12c Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain)
13 Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp
14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
16a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake
16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans
2a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
2b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
2c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp
30 Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities
31 Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes
4a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
4b Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
4c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp
50 Riverine
8a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window
8b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched
9 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
M-40 Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels)
M-4a (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.

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 and Science, Queensland (2015) Ramsar internationally important wetland 2005 wetland habitat, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2005/ramsar-wetland.html

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