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Study area 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages

based on a comparison of 2017 metadata and pre-clear metadata regional ecosystem mapping

2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentage by study area metadata
Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation (e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).
Areas exclude artificial and highly modified wetlands.
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Study area Wetland extent percentage 2017/pre-clear by system Total percentage
estuarine lacustrine palustrine riverine
All 91.0% 96.2% 76.6% 83.0% 83.8%
Cairns Urban 79.2% - 23.7% 23.5% 55.9%
Great Barrier Reef 91.3% 96.1% 78.8% 83.5% 84.8%
Great Barrier Reef 2050 90.5% 96.1% 78.8% 83.5% 84.5%
Great Sandy Strait 99.0% 100.0% 68.0% 62.7% 71.1%
Pumicestone Passage 91.2% - 42.8% 64.7% 49.1%

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Study area 2017/pre-clear wetland extent percentages, WetlandInfo website, accessed 30 August 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-pre-clear-percent/study-area.html

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