CBDC’s mission includes bringing together data and information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites, geological sites and habitats. CBDC works closely with data owners, county recorders, local and national verifiers to ensure that all data held is of good quality.
CBDC holds over 2 million species records across all major taxon groups. Our data is continually updated through our partnerships with local and national recording societies.
Over one third of Cumbria is designated a priority habitat and it has the most diverse range of habitats of any county in England. CBDC data includes the Priority Habitat Inventory, Habitat Statements and Phase 1 Habitat Survey of Cumbria 1983-87.
CBDC holds Geological sites dta and supports Cumbria Geoconservation to update and maintain the GIS layer.
Work in progress to be updated in 2018.