Cambodia has one of the worst deforestation rates in the world. Since 1970, Cambodia's primary rainforest cover went from over 70 percent in 1970 to 3.1 percent today. Worse, Cambodia's deforestation has been accelerating over the past decade, largely a product of industrial plantation expansion, logging, and conversion for agriculture. Wildlife Alliance, in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, operates six ranger stations, and supports several others in the area. Their assiduous work has made the Southern Cardamoms the best protected rainforest in Southeast Asia. Each of the stations is manned by twelve forest rangers and two Wildlife Alliance advisors. They conduct daily patrols by foot and motorbike through the forest, by boat along the many rivers running through the Southern Cardamoms removing snares, confiscate illegal timber and chainsaws, saw poachers camps, halt illegal land encroachment, and rescue captured wildlife.