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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Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 1:24pm
More rewilding= More Biodiversity = More records! ❤️ https://t.co/my8gAA93aA
CumbriaBDC photo
Borders Forest Trust @BordersForest
What was once bare valley with only a few surviving trees, is now flourishing, eventually this rowan tree will be obscured from view.

#ForNature #Biodiversity2020 #treewilding #ecologicalrestoration @UNBiodiversity
Photo credit (R): Aiden Maccormick/scotlandbigpicture.com/WTML https://t.co/Ld6OxxHwE6