Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of Ramsar internationally important wetlands.
Habitat code descriptions
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain)
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain)
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain)
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain)
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp
Arid and semi-arid saline lake
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake—claypans
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels)
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp.
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 2009 wetland habitat, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat-2009/ramsar-wetland.html