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Eastern Darling Downs IBRA subregion

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Eastern Darling Downs IBRA subregion wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 193.8 100.0% 1.1%
Artificial and highly modified 108.8 56.1% 0.6%
Lacustrine 0.6 0.3% 0.0%
Palustrine 24.6 12.7% 0.1%
Riverine 59.9 30.9% 0.4%

There are approximately 1,305 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Eastern Darling Downs IBRA subregion wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 193.8 100.0% 1.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.5 0.8% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.0 0.5% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 8.2 4.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 13.9 7.1% 0.1%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.2 0.1% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.4 0.2% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 106.5 54.9% 0.6%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.4 0.2% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 1.8 0.9% 0.0%
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.0% 0.0%
Riverine 59.9 30.9% 0.4%

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 Darling Downs IBRA subregion wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 193.8 191.7 186.9 182.4 43.6%
Artificial and highly modified 108.8 106.7 101.8 97.6 n/a
Lacustrine 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 n/a
Palustrine 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.4 33.0%
Riverine 59.9 59.9 60.0 60.0 43.1%
Eastern Darling Downs IBRA subregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 193.8 191.7 186.9 182.4
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.8
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 106.5 104.3 99.6 95.3
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
(modified natural) Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Riverine 59.9 59.9 60.0 60.0

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 3801 552 333 111 4359
Animals 851 31 180 56 888
Mammals 105 14 3 12 119
Birds 369 11 67 21 386
Reptiles 141 1 10 13 142
Amphibians 48 1 25 5 49
Ray-finned fishes 27 4 31 2 31
Insects 159 0 44 3 159
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Arachnids 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 524 1 0 0 525
Plants 2269 520 153 55 2789
Protists 157 0 0 0 157

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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Eastern Darling Downs IBRA subregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/ibra-subregion-eastern-darling-downs/>.

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