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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 51.5 100.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified 0.2 0.4% 0.0%
Estuarine 47.4 92.0% 0.0%
Lacustrine 0.3 0.5% 0.0%
Palustrine 2.9 5.7% 0.0%
Riverine 0.7 1.4% 0.0%

There are approximately 77 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 51.5 100.0% 0.0%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 39.9 77.4% 0.0%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.5 14.6% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 1.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.4 2.8% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.1 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.6 1.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.2 0.4% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.3% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.3% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.2 0.4% 0.0%
Riverine 0.7 1.4% 0.0%

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

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 51.5 51.5 51.5 51.5 101.2%
Artificial and highly modified 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 n/a
Estuarine 47.4 47.4 47.4 47.4 101.2%
Lacustrine 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 100.0%
Palustrine 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 97.0%
Riverine 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 95.2%
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 51.5 51.5 51.5 51.5
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 39.9 39.9 39.9 39.9
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal tree swamp—Palm 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Riverine 0.7 0.7 0.7 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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 7038 694 620 321 7759
Animals 1207 42 247 108 1276
Mammals 148 18 8 25 166
Birds 526 13 95 40 566
Reptiles 252 3 31 24 255
Amphibians 73 1 23 15 74
Ray-finned fishes 67 7 72 0 74
Cartilaginous fishes 15 0 15 3 15
Insects 126 0 3 1 126
Fungi 456 0 0 0 456
Plants 4630 652 373 213 5282
Protists 745 0 0 0 745

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP 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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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park DIWA nationally important wetland — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/diwa-wetland-great-barrier-reef-marine-park/>.

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