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Torres Strait Island local government area

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Torres Strait Island local government area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 188.0 100.0% 39.3%
Estuarine 170.9 90.9% 35.7%
Palustrine 14.5 7.7% 3.0%
Riverine 2.6 1.4% 0.6%

There are approximately 128 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Torres Strait Island local government area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 188.0 100.0% 39.3%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 140.0 74.4% 29.3%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 30.9 16.4% 6.5%
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 10.7 5.7% 2.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.9 1.5% 0.6%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.9 0.5% 0.2%
Riverine 2.6 1.4% 0.6%

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.

Wetland extent changes

Torres Strait Island local government area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 188.0 188.0 188.0 188.0 99.9%
Estuarine 170.9 170.9 170.9 170.9 99.9%
Lacustrine 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0%
Palustrine 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 100.5%
Riverine 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 100.0%
Torres Strait Island local government area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 188.0 188.0 188.0 188.0
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Coastal and sub-coastal saline swamp 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Riverine 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6

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 1751 244 205 37 1999
Animals 340 13 86 15 357
Mammals 18 7 2 3 25
Birds 226 3 65 4 233
Reptiles 78 2 13 7 80
Amphibians 12 1 4 0 13
Ray-finned fishes 2 0 2 0 2
Insects 4 0 0 1 4
Fungi 13 0 0 0 13
Plants 1328 231 119 22 1559
Protists 70 0 0 0 70

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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Torres Strait Island local government area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/lga-torres-strait-island/>.

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