Biodiv Sci ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (9): 1170-1174.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2021320

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The wildlife camera-trapping dataset of Laohegou Protected Area, Sichuan Province (2011-2015)

Sheng Li1,2,*(), Dajun Wang1,2, Xianghui Chen3, Hongliang Bu1,2, Xiaogeng Liu3, Tong Jin4   

  1. 1 School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871
    2 Institute of Ecology, Peking University, Beijing 100871
    3 Laohegou Conservation Center, Pingwu, Sichuan 622550
    4 The Nature Conservancy-China Program, Beijing 100600
  • Received:2021-08-16 Accepted:2021-09-14 Online:2021-09-20 Published:2021-09-15
  • Contact: Sheng Li


Camera-trapping has become one of the most efficient approach to detect and investigate the large- and medium-sized terrestrial mammals and birds, which can provide reliable data to the biodiversity inventory and wildlife baseline survey of protected areas. Laohegou Protected Area, with an area of 110 km2 in central Minshan Mountains, locates in Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, and harbors the habitat of a rich fauna such as the endangered giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) and chestnut-throated partridge (Tetraophasis obscurus). In this study, we summarized the camera-trapping records in Laohegou between 2011 and 2015, and provided a comprehensive camera-trapping dataset of Laohegou. The dataset includes data collected from 130 camera locations with an elevation range of 1,317-3,265 m and an extensive sample effort of 10,185 camera-days. With a total of 159,694 photographic records, we identified 28 wild mammal species (belonging to 5 orders and 15 families) from the 91,839 records of mammals (No. of independent photograph = 3,017), 60 bird species (belonging to 7 orders and 19 families) from the 37,775 records of mammals (No. of IP = 1,311), 1 amphibian species (belonging to 1 order and 1 family) from the 8 records of amphibians (No. of IP = 2), and 1 domestic animal species from 47 records (No. of IP = 5).

Key words: camera-trapping, Minshan Mountains, biodiversity inventory, wildlife monitoring, The Camera-trapping Network for the Mountains of Southwest China