Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum is the one-stop-shop for biological records and other biodiversity and geodiversity information for the county, enabling others to better understand, protect and foster the biodiversity of the region. Anyone can access the species information we hold via the Virtual Fauna of Lakeland or NBN Gateway for education and research purposes or make use of our data services for more detailed information for decision making.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) is one of a network of local records centres (LRCs) throughout the UK. LRCs are organisations that collect, collate, manage and disseminate information relating to the biodiversity and geodiversity of a region on a not-for-profit basis. This information is received from a variety of sources, including from professional ecologists, local natural history groups and volunteer recorders.
Along with managing data and providing services, our third core function is to support biological recorders and recording in the county.