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Great Sandy Strait DIWA nationally important wetland

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Great Sandy Strait DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 209.2 100.0% 22.7%
Artificial and highly modified 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Estuarine 173.8 83.1% 18.9%
Palustrine 35.1 16.8% 3.8%
Riverine 0.0 0.0% 0.0%

There are approximately 148 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Great Sandy Strait DIWA nationally important wetland wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 209.2 100.0% 22.7%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 134.6 64.4% 14.6%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 39.1 18.7% 4.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 7.8 3.7% 0.8%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 14.5 6.9% 1.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.8 0.9% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 10.6 5.1% 1.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.4 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Riverine 0.0 0.0% 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 Sandy Strait 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 209.2 209.2 209.2 209.4 97.0%
Artificial and highly modified 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 n/a
Estuarine 173.8 173.8 173.8 173.8 99.5%
Palustrine 35.1 35.1 35.2 35.4 86.8%
Riverine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a
Great Sandy Strait DIWA nationally important wetland wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 209.2 209.2 209.2 209.4
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 134.6 134.6 134.6 134.6
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 39.1 39.1 39.1 39.1
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 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 0.0 0.0 0.0 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.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 1628 118 289 70 1756
Animals 574 21 150 52 605
Mammals 71 9 6 9 80
Birds 341 7 84 27 358
Reptiles 78 1 13 8 79
Amphibians 27 1 12 4 28
Ray-finned fishes 31 3 34 2 34
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 23 0 0 2 23
Malacostracans 2 0 0 0 2
Fungi 150 0 0 0 150
Plants 844 97 139 18 941
Protists 60 0 0 0 60

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 Sandy Strait DIWA nationally important wetland — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/diwa-wetland-great-sandy-strait/>.

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