Our Data

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,┬ácounty recorders, local and national verifiers to ensure that all data held is of good 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 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.

Geological Data

CBDC holds Geological sites dta and supports Cumbria Geoconservation to update and maintain the GIS layer.

Sites Data

Work in progress to be updated in 2018.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:19pm
The Waxcap
So called due to their waxy and sometimes slimy appearance. They appear in late autumn on unimproved grassland. Unimproved grassland is just that areas that have not been fertilised or had biocides added this can include rough pastures and some lawns such as graveyards https://t.co/IB7Tb9QDyt
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Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 9:56pm
April doing her thing! https://t.co/wsH2BDW9CP
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April Windle @aprilwindle
How many lichenologists does it take to open a gate? This many apparently, especially when situated in Naddle Forest supporting beautiful communities like this! #Haweswater #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/shyApNP8wG
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 3:21am
A huge thank you to all that attended The Recorders Conference 2018! What a fantastic day with many great talks about recording in Cumbria and different projects from all over the country. See you all again next year!
#reccon18 https://t.co/E8E45AY11v
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:25pm
If you have popped into Tullie House recently you may have seen the Woodrow Wilson exhibit. Where the Cumbrian Biodiversity Data Centre gets a shout out as the oldest biological records centre! https://t.co/18NUYvnR5C CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:13pm
Exciting news! North West England now has a @AFONature group. If your under the age of 30, live in the NW and love #nature then this is the perfect opportunity for you! PLEASE share far and wide https://t.co/wuCZ02L28U #AFON https://t.co/Q1IZgp9Ocx CumbriaBDC photo