Our Data

CBDC collects and collates data and information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites, geological sites and habitats. We work closely with data owners, county recorders, local and national verifiers to ensure that all of our data is high quality.

Species Data

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.

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Habitat Data

Over one third of Cumbria is designated a priority habitat and the county is home to the most diverse range of habitats in England. CBDC data includes the Priority Habitat Inventory, Habitat Statements and Phase 1 Habitat Survey of Cumbria 1983-87.

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Geological Data

CBDC holds geological site data and we collaborate with Cumbria Geoconservation to ensure that relevant GIS layers within our digital mapping database are kept up to date and maintained.

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Non-Statutory Sites Data

CBDC has data on a variety of types of non-statutory sites, including County Wildlife Sites (CWS), Local Geological Sites (LGS), Special Roadside Verges (Verges), and Sites of Invertebrate Significance (SIS).

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. https://t.co/MsNsST0UVz CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy https://t.co/7nMfP9Ejxb