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IBRA bioregion 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

Definition of IBRA bioregion

based on a comparison of 2019 metadata and pre-clear metadata wetland mapping

2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by IBRA bioregion metadata
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IBRA bioregion Wetland extent percentage 2019/pre-clear by system Total percentage
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
All 94.7% 99.4% 93.2% 93.8% 95.8%
Brigalow Belt North (BBN) 81.0% 88.9% 58.0% 85.4% 92.1%
Brigalow Belt South (BBS) 6036.4% 90.9% 82.0% 93.8% 99.1%
Cape York Peninsula (CYP) 99.7% 98.9% 99.6% 99.7% 99.7%
Central Mackay Coast (CMC) 94.9% 100.0% 40.6% 76.0% 71.5%
Channel Country (CHC) - 99.9% 100.0% 99.6% 99.9%
Coral Sea (COS) - - - - -
Darling Riverine Plains (DRP) - 14.1% 71.1% 126.3% 117.3%
Desert Uplands (DEU) - 100.0% 95.9% 96.9% 97.9%
Einasleigh Uplands (EIU) - 100.0% 96.9% 98.3% 99.8%
Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU) - - 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Gulf Plains (GUP) 100.0% 91.8% 99.2% 99.1% 99.7%
Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD) - 99.8% 99.8% 98.6% 100.2%
Mount Isa Inlier (MII) - - 100.0% 99.1% 100.1%
Mulga Lands (MUL) - 98.3% 96.3% 95.3% 98.0%
Nandewar (NAN) - - 100.0% 45.2% 45.3%
New England Tablelands (NET) - - 82.4% 49.9% 51.2%
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD) - 99.9% 99.7% 99.8% 100.0%
South Eastern Queensland (SEQ) 88.0% 99.9% 57.6% 62.2% 67.5%
Wet Tropics (WET) 93.6% 99.9% 44.0% 64.6% 65.3%

Disclaimer

All figures exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.

The total percentage figure includes slightly modified wetlands.

Figures 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.

Figures may change over time as mapping approaches improve.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) IBRA bioregion 2019/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/ibra-bioregion.html

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