Funding Agency: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

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Southeast Asia holds some of the most diverse rainforests on the planet. Despite their importance, information on biodiversity is scattered across published, peer-reviewed, and gray literature and in unpublished raw data. Camera traps are an effective non-invasive method of surveying vertebrates. The project compiled and standardized 210 camera trap surveys from across Southeast Asia. The camera deployments included in this study used relatively standardized methods, providing a consistent and reliable data set relative to other large-scale occurrence datasets such as online citizen science repositories. The project extracted 10,322 species occurrence location from 14 countries of South and South East Asia. Project meets the targets of 300 vertebrate’s species from 200 sites. This project shared camera studies from 301 sites and 548 vertebrates’ species. The information detailed in this data paper opens opportunities for single-species ecological or conservation studies as well as community ecology and macroecology investigations. The dataset may be useful to understand the effects of habitat loss, fragmentation, climate change, and other human-mediated processes on species and communities. for future ecological research that could be replicated through time and in other regions. The data are published in the open access platforms(