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, March 19th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Following the closure of Tullie House tomorrow CBDC will continue to operate by staff working from home and via email. All face to face meetings and training courses have been cancelled up to end of April. Keep safe and well.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
3. This decision was not taken lightly & was done in conjunction with partners & stakeholders. With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option. We look forward to reopening with our programme of exhibitions & events as soon as possible
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
2. On Wednesday 18th March all galleries will be closed. From Thursday 19th March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public. Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.