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Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area

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Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,027.5 100.0% 4.5%
Artificial and highly modified 6.6 0.3% 0.0%
Estuarine 1,095.4 54.0% 2.4%
Lacustrine 61.9 3.1% 0.1%
Palustrine 555.1 27.4% 1.2%
Riverine 308.4 15.2% 0.7%

There are approximately 4,423 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 2,027.5 100.0% 4.5%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 599.3 29.6% 1.3%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 496.1 24.5% 1.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 2.5 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 78.3 3.9% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 132.6 6.5% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 137.2 6.8% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 22.5 1.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 178.4 8.8% 0.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.3 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 5.1 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 56.7 2.8% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 3.3 0.2% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 6.6 0.3% 0.0%
Riverine 308.4 15.2% 0.7%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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

Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 2,027.5 2,027.5 2,027.2 2,027.2 99.9%
Artificial and highly modified 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.1 n/a
Estuarine 1,095.4 1,095.4 1,095.4 1,095.4 99.9%
Lacustrine 61.9 61.9 61.9 61.9 99.1%
Palustrine 555.1 555.1 555.1 555.1 99.6%
Riverine 308.4 308.4 308.5 308.6 99.6%
Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 2,027.5 2,027.5 2,027.2 2,027.2
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 599.3 599.3 599.3 599.3
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 496.1 496.1 496.1 496.1
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 78.3 78.3 78.3 78.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 132.6 132.6 132.6 132.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 137.2 137.2 137.2 137.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 178.4 178.4 178.4 178.4
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 56.7 56.7 56.7 56.8
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.1
Riverine 308.4 308.4 308.5 308.6

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 5191 391 543 265 5585
Animals 979 21 215 80 1000
Mammals 119 9 6 21 128
Birds 434 8 82 25 442
Reptiles 193 3 19 17 196
Amphibians 57 1 17 13 58
Ray-finned fishes 55 0 55 0 55
Cartilaginous fishes 4 0 4 3 4
Insects 114 0 32 1 114
Malacostracans 3 0 0 0 3
Fungi 449 0 0 0 450
Plants 3724 370 328 185 4096
Protists 39 0 0 0 39

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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Eastern Cape York water quality improvement plan area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 14 December 2018, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/wqip-area-eastern-cape-york/>.

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