The Natural History Records Bureau at Tullie House Museum was established in 1902, inspired by the work of Reverend Hugh Alexander Macpherson who had comprehensively recorded the natural history of Cumbria. Today Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) continues to collate biological records of species in Cumbria and is probably the oldest record centre of its type in the world. CBDC brings together, analyses, and shares information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites, and habitats for education, and research and to help people make sound decisions when planning to develop and manage land sustainably. CBDC is an independent initiative hosted by Tullie House Museum and Art Gall

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