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.

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Species Data

CBDC holds over 2.47 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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Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:39am
#KMF2021 We Are Ready!

The sun has come out as the final pieces of the festival jigsaw are put into place.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop. We think this year is going to be an absolute blast.

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Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 8:32am
At Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend? Help us record the wildlife... visit CBDC website to see how. https://t.co/WWhAxrZGfk or Visit us at F05 on Saturday to get involved. @cumbriawildlife @KeswickFestival https://t.co/GQC2A5N0En CumbriaBDC photo
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 6:04am
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!
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