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World Heritage area 2005 wetland habitat

Definition of World Heritage area

based on wetland mapping version 5.0 metadata

2005 wetland habitat extent by World Heritage area metadata
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World Heritage area Total area
(km²)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(km²)
1 2a 2b 2c 3 30 31 4a 4b 4c 5 50 6 7 8a 8b 9 M-2c M-30 M-40 M-4a M-4c M-5 M-50
Total 360,400.2 10.0 79.1 0.9 113.7 0.0 739.1 262.6 51.1 0.0 5.6 18.3 78.8 0.2 1.5 3.4 7.9 0.4 0.2 0.0 27.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 1,401.0
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) 100.2 3.1 3.1
Fraser Island 1,818.4 44.2 107.2 35.0 5.6 0.4 3.2 7.9 203.5
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 599.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
Great Barrier Reef 348,933.7 4.8 5.1 0.9 1.2 560.1 248.1 11.7 0.0 4.9 0.3 26.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 6.9 0.1 870.9
Wet Tropics of Queensland 8,948.2 5.2 29.9 5.3 144.0 8.9 38.9 0.7 18.0 48.7 1.5 0.0 0.2 21.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 322.4

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of World Heritage areas.

Habitat code descriptions
1 Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp
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
3 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring 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
5 Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm
50 Riverine
6 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
7 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
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-2c (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp
M-30 (modified natural) Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities
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.
M-4c (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp
M-5 (modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm
M-50 (modified natural) Riverine

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) World Heritage area 2005 wetland habitat, WetlandInfo website, accessed 30 August 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2005/world-heritage-area.html

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