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Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM

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Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM wetland area by system 2017
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 9,232.2 100.0% 4.8%
Artificial and highly modified 89.9 1.0% 0.0%
Estuarine 1,664.2 18.0% 0.9%
Lacustrine 42.1 0.5% 0.0%
Palustrine 2,417.4 26.2% 1.2%
Riverine 5,018.5 54.4% 2.6%
Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM wetland area by habitat 2017
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 9,232.2 100.0% 4.8%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 381.5 4.1% 0.2%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 1,282.7 13.9% 0.7%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 37.6 0.4% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 733.9 7.9% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 88.8 1.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 24.1 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 1.2 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 676.9 7.3% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 27.9 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1.2 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 173.9 1.9% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 46.1 0.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 617.1 6.7% 0.3%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 8.1 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 9.0 0.1% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 0.3 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.6 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 11.0 0.1% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 88.4 1.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
(modified natural) Riverine 1.5 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 5,018.5 54.4% 2.6%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM wetland extent change by system
System 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2017/pre-clear
percentage
Total 9,232.2 9,272.7 9,272.2 9,266.7 9,264.3 * 99.3%
Artificial and highly modified 89.9 89.5 89.2 84.4 80.7 n/a
Estuarine 1,664.2 1,664.2 1,664.2 1,664.2 1,664.2 100.0%
Lacustrine 42.1 42.1 41.9 41.9 41.9 97.7%
Palustrine 2,417.4 2,419.2 2,419.4 2,419.3 2,420.2 99.5%
Riverine 5,018.5 5,057.7 5,057.5 5,056.9 5,057.3 99.0%

* Total 2017/pre-clear percentage excludes artificial and highly modified

Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2017 area
(km²)
2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 9,232.2 9,272.7 9,272.2 9,266.7 9,264.3
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 381.5 381.5 381.5 381.5 381.5
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 1,282.7 1,282.7 1,282.7 1,282.7 1,282.7
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 37.6 37.6 37.6 37.6 37.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 733.9 733.9 733.9 733.9 733.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 88.8 88.8 88.8 88.8 88.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain spring swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 24.1 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 676.9 678.3 678.5 678.4 678.4
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 27.9 27.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 173.9 173.9 173.9 173.9 174.0
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 46.1 46.1 46.1 46.0 46.0
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 617.1 617.1 617.1 617.1 617.8
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.9
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 88.4 87.9 87.7 82.9 79.2
(modified natural) Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(modified natural) Riverine 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Riverine 5,018.5 5,057.7 5,057.5 5,056.9 5,057.3

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.

Note that this NRM region overlaps the Cape York NRM region.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 5790 469 586 256 6259
Animals 1080 29 255 71 1109
Mammals 131 14 5 21 145
Birds 467 9 90 26 476
Reptiles 220 1 26 11 221
Amphibians 70 1 26 12 71
Ray-finned fishes 71 3 74 0 74
Cartilaginous fishes 2 0 2 1 2
Insects 113 1 32 0 114
Malacostracans 5 0 0 0 5
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Bacteria 3 0 0 0 3
Fungi 391 0 0 0 391
Plants 4315 440 331 185 4755
Protozoans 1 0 0 0 1

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the DES WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Regional NRM body—Gulf Savannah NRM — facts and maps, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/nrm-gulf-savannah-nrm/

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